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Elder Safety & Security from Move's Home & Garden
This site provides many articles pertaining to home safety and security, including several that pertain specifically to senior citizen health and safety. They cover how to avoid hazards in the bathroom such as slippery bathtubs and floor rugs, prevent falls, sleep soundly at night, protect your patio so you can enjoy outdoors, guard your grandchildren, keep your home office safe, practice safety in the kitchen and stamp out dangers in the living room. It covers a room-by-room overview of safety adjustments you can make. Cold weather safety tips for the elderly are also included. It takes only a little time to review this material and practice what you learn for better senior safety.

Senior Housing: Payment Options and Housing Care Types
With so many housing care types for elders, such as independent living at home, Alzheimer’s care management facilities, assisted living and nursing care, this site will help you navigate the available senior housing options for you or a loved one. It includes tools for selecting elder care, and a section on financing senior care, including legal advice and tips on using Medicare and Medicaid. You can even find a mover and learn about how to settle into a new elderly care facility or independent living community. Want a new home? Find a community for active adults where you can enjoy friends, safety and an enjoyable senior living experience.

Remodeling for Elder Living
According to this article, as you grow older, good remodeling design can make all the difference between whether you can continue to live independently with diginity in the comfort of your own home, or whether you need move to a senior living facility. The article offers great ideas for fixing up or remodeling your home to make sure it will be easily navigable and useful as you age. Senior health is important; and smart remodeling today can mean easier living that will accommodate your needs as you age. This site has a great question-and-answer section about making your homes easier to move around in and use, such as using wheelchair access and minimizing steps. There are remodeling articles as well with plenty of tips to improve your home and make it easier to live in as you age.

Seven Senior Safety Suggestions
Senior drivers have driving experience, which is a big advantage when it comes to highway safety. Still, you need to be able to adapt to changes in traffic laws, equipment, skills, and even other vehicles on the road, states this site, created by DMV.org. Tips include avoiding nighttime driving, taking a safe driving course, skipping and avoiding heavy traffic, preparing and checking your car, preparing to share the road, selecting the right instrument panel and avoiding distractions. You can read more about elderly road safety and transportation at SeniorDrivers.Org and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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