July 29, 2016

Safety Tips for Seniors Living Alone

Safety Tips for Seniors Living Alone: • Avoid slippery conditions. Use non-slip floor mats and install safety bars in tubs and by toilets. • Remove tripping hazards. Install nightlights and remove stray cords and non-flat rugs. • Use a Personal Emergency Response System. Wear the medical alert bracelet or pendant at all times. • Get to know your neighbors. • Test smoke alarms regularly. Check batteries every six months. • Don’t keep items in difficult to reach places. • Keep lists of medications, allergies and other health information in your purse or wallet.

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