Free Safety Checks Offered For Area Seniors And Their Families

The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Luzerne County is offering a free home safety checklist and other tools for area seniors and their families.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 20 million seniors ages 65 and older visit the emergency room each year with almost a third of the visits related to injuries, many of which are sustained in the home. However, almost half of all home accidents by seniors (48 percent) can be avoided according to a recent survey of emergency room doctors, conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care® network.

To request a free home safety checklist, please call the local Home Instead Senior Care office at 570-714-4260 or visit www.makinghomesaferforseniors.com.