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Agewise: Fires and Falls – Avoid both

Falls are a leading cause of injury and hospital stays for older adults. Avoiding falls may help older adults stay independent and remain in their homes for as long as it is safe. According to the National Safety Council, a home fire is reported every 86 seconds. Implementing fire protection strategies in the home also may prevent fires and save lives. In this article, we discuss some basic tips for avoiding falls and keeping your home safe from fires. […]