Home Safety for Seniors Webinar on August 13

August 4, 2014
Woman frantic and crying after husband falls down the stairs

Home caregivers can benefit from the Home Safety for Seniors webinar on August 13.

Home caregivers take note: according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one third of individuals 65 and older experience a fall every year. Among seniors, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries.

With that in mind, home caregivers should take note of and plan to participate in the next webinar in Home Instead Senior Care’s important Family Caregiver Support Series on August 13, 2014. The focus is on Home Safety for Seniors. The webinar begins at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (12:00 noon Central, or 1:00 p.m. Eastern).

Home caregivers already know that they must take steps to ensure that the home environment is safe for the senior loved ones in their care; however, many home caregivers may not always be aware of what specific steps they need to take to ensure that safety.

The Home Safety for Seniors webinar will outline the many ways that home caregivers can safeguard older adults living at home. The webinar will include a home safety checklist, as well as some information on affordable ways to obtain home fixes.

Objectives

The goals of the webinar are to enable the participants to:

  • Understand the importance of home safety.
  • Identify warning signs and potential dangers in the home.
  • List simple ways and resources to make a home safer.

The speaker

The Home Safety for Seniors webinar will be led by Mary Carpenter, an author, speaker, trainer and family caregiver who brings years of personal and professional elder care experience and training to the subject. She holds a bachelor’s degree in family science with a gerontology specialization and a master’s degree in education with a gerontology specialization.

For more information about the August 13 Home Safety for Seniors webinar, click here; to register for the webinar, click here.

The Family Caregiver Support Series will continue on September 10th with a session on “Understanding Diabetes in Older Adults.”

 

Writer, Craig Butler

Craig Butler has been writing on a wide range of topics for more than fifteen years. As the National Communications Director for the Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Craig regularly writes on a range of health and medical topics. Among the many projects he has written for the Foundation is the Cooley's Anemia Storybook, a collection of original short stories for children with the blood disorder Cooley's Anemia. His freelance work has ranged from reviewing moves and CDs to creating entertainment-related stories about baldness, to creating text for comic strips. Craig looks forward to having a dialogue with you about senior care and issues of concern.

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