Free home safety checks for Norfolk area seniors

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 8 at 12:43 PM

NORFOLK --  Home Instead Senior Care is offering FREE home safety checks for Norfolk area seniors. 

The safety checks will be offered through July as part of National Safety Month. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 20 million seniors ages 65 and older visit the emergency room each year with almost a third of the visits related to injuries, many of which are sustained in the home. 

Almost half of all home accidents by seniors can be avoided according to a recent survey of emergency room doctors, conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care® network.

“The home should be the safest and most comfortable place for aging seniors,” says Steve Secondino of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Norfolk Virginia. “It is critical for families and seniors to invest the time in identifying the necessary home safety modifications to ensure it stays that way.”

Senior home safety experts recommend that adult children of seniors take at least one day each year to perform a thorough safety check of their parents’ home. 

To request a free home safety check or the home safety checklist, call the local Home Instead Senior Care office at 757-228-3276. 

To obtain other resources including an online safety assessment and recommendations for inexpensive modifications, visit www.makinghomesaferforseniors.com

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