The good news is that seniors are living longer and plan to do so in the comfort of their own homes. The bad news it that millions of seniors are not taking simple steps to safety-proof their living environment to minimize potential injuries.

About one-third of the senior population over the age of 65 falls each year and the risk of falls increases proportionately with age. At 80 years, over half of seniors fall annually.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. According to a new guidebook by American Senior Services, Inc., “Live Safely and Independently In Your Own Home: 6 Steps for Seniors,” there are some simple steps to support a safer environment and peace of mind for loved ones who do not share the same household. The book offers tips and advice on safety, home care visits, quality of life, communication, setting up a network, and skilled professional service.

The guidebook is available for free in eBook format at

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