eFit for Individuals & Caregivers: Safe Environments

An older adult’s health, quality of life and ability to carry out activities of daily living are all impacted by where they live. Many older adults living in their own homes may have concerns about safety, getting around, or other daily activities. Safe environments can help decrease falls, maintain function and delay illness. Creating safe environments includes adaptations to home and outdoor spaces, use of mobility and technology aids as appropriate, and taking precautions to avoid susceptibility to frauds and scams.

Aging in Place: Tips on Making Home Safe and Accessible [PDF](Source: National Institute on Aging)

6 Tips on How Older Adults Can Prepare for a Disaster ( National Institute on Aging ):
Aging in Place ( National Institute on Aging ):
Benefits of Technology to Share with Seniors and Their Caregivers ( Caregiver Stress ):
Fire Safety for Older Adults and Their Caregivers ( U.S. Fire Administration ):
Fact Sheet 
Home Safety Tips For Older Adults ( AGS Health in Aging Foundation ):
Keep Older Adults Safe from Injury ( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ):
My Mobility Plan ( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ):
Older Adults and Caregivers ( Age Well ):
The Safe Living Guide ( Public Health Agency of Canada ):