Enhance your security now and later

As we grow older, we are faced with new safety challenges in our lives or may just need to be reminded of old ones. In evaluating our own safety here are a few questions:

  • What can I do to avoid spills and burns?
  • Who can I contact to install rails and grab bars in rooms frequently used?
  • How do I organize my medication and keep it out of the hands of others?

For financial, personal, or legal issues here are a few more questions:

  • Who can I contact if I think I am being scammed or exploited?
  • Where can I get help if I am being abused or neglected?
  • What are Powers of Attorney and Advanced Directives and should I have them?

To help answer these questions, below, we can find links to services and supports that are specific to Staying Safe, and to the right are Quick Tips that are updated periodically.

Quick Tips

Safety Tips for Seniors

  • Consider a medical alert or a buddy system
  • Keep a fire extinguisher and smoke detector on every floor
  • Never smoke in bed
  • Always get up slowly after sitting or lying down

Supporting Justice for Vulnerable Adults

Advocating for long-term care residents

Educating and advocating to prevent Medicare fraud and abuse

The Senior Population (65 and older) is expected to rise from 48 million to 88 million by 2050

Assistance with income, healthcare, long-term care, nutrition, utility, guardianship, housing and age discrimination

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