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Senior Care Agencies Can Help Seniors Avoid Fires

According to statistics seniors are 2.5 times more likely to die in a fire than younger people. That’s a pretty sobering statistic. Seniors have a higher risk of being seriously injured or dying in a fire because they can have impaired mobility that makes it difficult for them to quickly leave the house if there is a fire. Hearing loss can make it difficult for them to hear a fire alarm. Seniors also can have slower reaction times than younger people which can make a big difference when seconds count. That’s why fire prevention is so important for seniors who live alone. Help from experienced senior care agencies can help lower the risk of seniors having a home fire.

How Can Senior Care Agencies Help Prevent Fires?

Many times, seniors and their families don’t even realize that they should update the senior’s fire prevention equipment and develop a realistic disaster plan based on the senior’s changing health as they age. Experienced senior care agencies can work with seniors and their families to install new adaptive equipment that will alert seniors to a fire like a fire alarm that flashes light instead of making a noise for a senior that is hard of hearing.

Senior care agencies can also help seniors with tasks that have a high risk of causing a fire like cooking. And a caregiver can routinely check appliance cords and make sure that appliances are working properly so that they are less likely to spark and cause a fire.

When it comes to developing an emergency plan, senior care agencies can help seniors practice what to do in the case of a fire and how to get out of the house quickly. That way in an emergency your senior loved one will know the best path to take to get out of the house and how to contact help if they are alone when the fire happens.

If you have a senior loved one in Fort Myers, FL that lives alone and you’re worried about fire prevention and home safety call Comfort Keepers today to find out more about how at home senior care can help your loved one be safe and happy at home.

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