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The Safe Living Guide—A guide to home safety for seniors

Authors , Public Health Agency of Canada
Published
Audience Consumers
ISBN 978-1-100-25783-9

This guide by the  Public Health Agency of Canada provides advice on how to prevent injuries by keeping your home, yourself and your environment as safe as you can. Checklists allow you to verify and increase the safety of your surroundings and lifestyle, and real-life stories offer testimony to the value of adapting.

The publication is available for downloading or viewing on the website of the Government of Canada.

The web link to the publication was current as of August 2020.


Table of Contents

There’s no place like home… but…

The facts: Seniors and injury in Canada

The facts: Aging brings changes

Keeping your home safe

Outside and inside—Checklists

Eileen’s story Keeping yourself healthy and active

Nutrition—Checklist

Physical activity—Checklist

Eleanor’s story Keeping track of your medicine

Medication safety—Checklist

Margaret’s story Keeping safe with safety aids

Useful aids

Peter’s story

Keeping safe through adapting your home

Useful changes

Stan’s story

You CAN prevent falls!

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