How to Minimize Risks for Elderly Residents

May 31, 2009
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America's elderly population is growing at a fast pace, and almost a third of those 65 and older are living alone, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Is your site prepared to meet the specific needs of your elderly residents?

Accidents in the home are a major source of injuries, which puts safety concerns at the top of the list for elderly residents and their families. Slips and falls are the most common accident-related hazards, says affordable housing risk management consultant Gwen Zander.

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