Senior Health (cont.)
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Safety Measures for Seniors
Important home safety measures are recommended to elderly patients and their family members. Simple home safety recommendations for seniors include:
Activities of daily living (ADLs) indicate basic ability to care for personal needs. There are 6 ADLs and include
Most people are able to independently perform these functions. Some or all of these tasks may be difficult to perform for the elderly as they get older either as a part of their overall decline or because of an underlying illness. It is important to recognize when ADLs become burdensome and when to summon help from family members or care givers.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/30/2016
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