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Home. For most people, it’s a place we associate with deep comfort, peace of mind, and familiarity. It’s a place that holds some of our most treasured memories and has often housed our most precious people. It’s no wonder, then, that most seniors desire to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. For many, it’s an attainable goal, provided a few necessary precautions are taken.

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Even in the familiarity of your own home, accidents are still possible. That’s why steps should be taken to prevent falls, trips, slips, and other injuries.


1. Identify tripping hazards (loose cords, clutter on the ground, etc.) and clean it up. It’s important to have direct paths from room to room that are tidy.

2. Rearrange furniture if necessary. Enlist the help of friends or family and move furniture so that rooms are easier for you to navigate and the layout is more conducive to your individual mobility needs.

3. Install handles in the shower, beside your bed, on the stairs, or anywhere you anticipate needing some extra stability.

4. Acquaint yourself with technology. Knowing how to call and who to call if you have a need is important and will ensure that help arrives in a timely manner.

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Landis at Home provides a home safety assessment to help seniors identify hazards. Our occupational therapists
will visit your home and make recommendations to improve safety. The team at Landis at Home is dedicated to
your well-being and your desire to age in place. Our home care team will visit your house to provide personal
care and support services. Our presence can reduce time spent alone, help safeguard your house against
potential fall hazards, and provide your loved ones with peace of mind.

Contact us today to learn more about the home safety assessment so that you can enjoy safety and security while you age in place in the comfort of your own home.

Landis at Home is honored to recommend Brubaker Inc. as our preferred provider of construction services and for installation of modifications related to senior comfort and safety.

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