Safety checklist available
The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Indiana, Armstrong, Beaver and Butler counties is offering a free home safety checklist for area seniors and their families.
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 occur 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.
To request a free home safety checklist, call the local office at (724) 224-2334 or (724) 452-6691.
For more information, visit www.makinghomesaferforseniors.com.