Independent Living and Safety For Seniors

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The good news is that seniors are living longer and plan to do so in the comfort of their own homes. The bad news is that millions of seniors are not taking simple steps to safety-proof their living environment to minimize potential injures.  About one third of the senior population over the age of 65 falls each year and the risk of falls increases proportionately with age. At 80 years, over half of seniors fall annually. "As alarming as this stat is, these documented statistics fall short of the actual number since many accidents are unreported family members or caregivers," explained Bobby Gross, CEO of American Senior Services Incorporated (ASSI). According to Learn Not To Fall (learnnottofall.com), 53 percent of the older adults who are discharged for fall-related hip fractures will experience another fall with in six months.

But it doesn't have to be that way. According to a new guidebook titled "Live Safely and Independently In Your Own Home: 6 Steps For Seniors," there are some simple steps to support a safer environment and peace of mind for loved ones who do not share the same household.

The guidebook details these six tips:

1. Safety
2. Home Care Visits
3. Quality of Life
4. Communication
5. Setting Up A Network
6. Skilled Professional Service

With nursing home costs predicted to rise to over $175,000 per year by 2021, many need to start planning for their long term care needs now. Do you really want your son or daughter to quit their job to bathe and feed you, or would you prefer a professional caregiver? With the proper planning, caregiving and financial responsibilities can be a worry of the past so one can focus on tomorrow's golden years. "Live Safely and Independently In Your Own Home: 6 Steps For Seniors" is available free, in eBook form at truefreedomhomecare.com and can be ordered and private labeled for businesses, associations and specialists in the senior space.  For eBook personalization, contact jonas@truefreedomhomecare.com