“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.
School holidays are just around the corner and with our kids having so much energy, sometimes you think they’ll bring the house down if you don’t get them out and about.
Keeping safety at the forefront of your mind and supervising children in your care these holidays can help you steer clear of emergency situations. While we completely understand the need to let kids blow off a little steam and have some fun these holidays, we’ve put together this School Holiday Special, to help you be better prepared for any emergency!