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Safety Tips For Caregivers

  • Published: 2008-12-27 (Revised/Updated 2012-09-21) : Rebecca Sharp Colmer.
  • Synopsis: Safety tips for caregivers to know the hazards around the home and how to take the necessary precautions.

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As a family caregiver, it is important to safe-proof your home. Falls are the seventh leading cause of death in persons over the age of 65. There are a variety of reasons for falls, such as falls from ladders or scaffolding, falls from slipping, tumbling or tripping.

It is important to know the hazards and then take the necessary precautions.

It is important to constantly be alert.

Here are some general safety tips to help reduce or eliminate hazards in your home.

It is a good idea to regularly check your house for hazards. Make sure you have a well stocked first aid kit in a handy place in your home.

Reference: Rebecca Colmer is an Eldercare Expert, Author, Speaker, Publisher, and Caregiver Expert. You can find more caregiving tools and resources at her website: www.meandmycaregivers.com

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