An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect on July 23, 2014 for La Paz, Maricopa, Pinal, and Yuma Counties until July 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM. Learn more about how to stay safe in extreme heat and stay informed about future heat alerts.

Elderly Safety & Abuse Prevention

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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