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