“I’ve lived here for 20 years. There’s nowhere else I could go that would feel like home.”
The ability to continue to live at home as we grow older – sometimes referred to as ‘aging in place’ – is an emotional topic for many.
While families want to see their aging parents’ wishes fulfilled by helping them to continue to live in their own home, many are understandably concerned about the implications it could have on both their physical and mental health.
Falls, burns, and poisonings are among the most common accidents involving older people, and with a growing number of them now living independently, it’s vital that we all work together to make sure they’re staying safe at home.
If you care for an older adult who is living on their own, we’ve compiled our top tips and practical changes you can make today to improve their safety at home.