Resources to Benefit You and Your Loved Ones
Below are a few resources on safety and preparedness from your Comfort Keepers office
Comfort Keepers in Wichita, KS provides resources to supplement our home care services and to ensure the safety of your loved one. Tips and resources like the ones listed below will help keep your loved one safe in their home and improve their quality of life.
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According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the property damage caused by fires in 2016 was a staggering $10 billion, with more than 3,000 deaths and 14,000 injuries. There’s no denying fire’s destructive power, but having the right measures in place – especially as we get older – can make all the difference.
If we aren’t prepared for it, the cold winter weather can take a toll on our physical and mental wellbeing, especially as we begin to get older. It’s important that you or your loved one have what’s needed to stay safe and face the dangerous drops in temperature.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one in four Americans, age 65 and older, falls each year. This results in nearly 3 million injuries annually, with 800,000 hospitalizations and over 27,000 deaths. In 2015 alone, the medical costs related to falls totaled $50 billion – and this figure is expected to only increase as the older adult population grows.