Letter to the Editor: June is a time for families to act

To the Editor:
Jun 19, 2014

To the Editor:

I implore families to take a potentially life-saving action during June, National Safety Month, by conducting safety checks of their aging parents’ homes.

Nearly 20 million seniors visit emergency rooms every year with many of these injuries caused by home accidents.

Emergency room doctors recommend that senior’s homes be checked for potential safety hazards at least once a year. To make this as easy as possible for families in our community, our business is offering free home safety checks for seniors throughout the month of June.

To arrange a free safety check by a senior care professional or to obtain a free home safety checklist, call our office at 615-553-4294 or 615-444-3553. The checklist and other helpful resources are also available at makinghomesaferforseniors.com.

Maggie Lea

Owner of Home Instead Senior Care

Hermitage, Wilson, Smith and DeKalb counties


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