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Elderly Safety & Abuse Prevention
There are specific health and safety issues to be aware of for every stage in life. This is no different when it comes to our aging population. There are many unique safety issues to this ever growing group of people and it is important to address them to ensure the wellness of our elderly population.
- What is Safety?
- Home Safety
Statistics have found that every year thousands of elderly people who are in the age group of 65 years and above, have accidents at home that result in serious injury including fall, accidental poisonings, and other life threatening events.
- Older Drivers
Recent studies show that the elderly driver was second to the young driver when it came to accidents on the road caused by driving.
- Extreme Heat
37.2 percent of fatalities due to exposure to heat among Arizona residents were elderly.
- Abuse in Older Adults
Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited.
- Environmental Health
Living in a safe environmental conditions is key to safe living
- Travelers’ Health
Protect your health abroad and travel in safety