Ft. Pierce, FL, June 01, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Ask seniors where they feel safest and most will say their own home. However, unintentional injuries in the home result in nearly 21 million medical visits on average each year.* Preferred Private Care dedicates the month of June--Home Safety Month-- to educate and empower both seniors and their families to take actions to better enjoy the comfort and security of their home.
"We hope to bring attention to the serious problem of preventable home injuries and its leading causes: slips and falls," says Carole McGary, Owner of Preferred Private Care. "Just a few simple steps can reduce the risks in most homes and may even make a lifesaving difference."
Throughout Home Safety Month, Preferred Private Care encourages the senior community to consider their home's danger areas and take some simple steps to minimize their risk from potential injuries, or even death. The goal is to personally walk homeowners through a home safety checklist to safeguard against injury, with a focus on preventing falls. Briefly, to make your home safe:
* Put grab bars in the tub and next to the toilet
* Use bright lights in corners, halls, and stairways
* Put handrails on both sides of stairs and steps
* Clear pathways of clutter and electrical cords
For your complimentary home safety inspection checklist, and additional tips from senior health experts, call Preferred Private Care at 772-465-0500.
Editors Note: *Based on the State of Home Safety in America report, Second Edition.