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Older Americans Month: Get Into The Act

Posted on May 26, 2015 by kim

Older Americans Month 2015Did you know that May is Older Americans Month? We try to show our gratitude and respect for older Americans year-round, but we’re especially excited about this year’s theme: “Get Into the Act”.

This year’s celebration is focusing on how older adults are taking charge of their health, getting engaged in their communities, and making a positive impact in the lives of others. At Whole Home many of the modifications we work on are aimed at helping older Americans live safely in their homes and protecting their health, and they absolutely have a positive impact in all of our lives.

In honor of Older Americans Month we’re encouraging older Americans and their caregivers, family, and friends to think about what they can do to keep seniors safe in their homes. We have a few tips to get you started:

  • Ensure all handrails on stairs are fastened securely to the walls. They offer great support while walking up stairs and it’s important that they aren’t loose or broken.

  • Remove throw rugs from hardwood, tile or laminate floors if they’re likely to slip and slide around. If the floors are still a bit slippery, investing in non-slip hard sole shoes is a good option.

  • Adding extra security in the bathroom is always a good idea, and it can look nice too. Consider replacing regular towel racks and toilet paper holders with grabcessories. They look nice and add a feeling of security.

When it comes to keeping seniors safe in their homes and communities, a proactive approach is important. We encourage older Americans and their families to evaluate their individual needs, and incorporate some or all of these tips in order to keep their homes safe and secure for years to come. 

Questions? We can help. Call us at (513) 482-5100. 

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