According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, falls are the leading cause of injuries among seniors. Between 20% and 30% of Canadian seniors fall once in a year. Falls also account for 85% of seniors’ hospitalizations.
Approximately half of all falls that lead to hospitalization occur at home. The most common places for falls to occur are the bathroom and the stairs.
One important part of independent senior living is the idea of staying safe. For seniors who are staying in their homes, adapting your home to the new challenges faced as you get older is one of the biggest things you must do to stay safe. For example, slippery floors now become a little more dangerous, throw rugs can cause trips and falls, and seniors must now think about proper lighting and pathways inside their homes.
Luckily for you, Hamlets Westsyde has already thought about those things. Our floor plans are all designed with a senior’s safety in mind. With the safety-equipped bathrooms, the smoke and heat detectors, and the well-designed kitchenettes that make sure everything is easily accessible, we’ve taken all the worry from you.
Another advantage in living in Kamloops’ best retirement community is the Emergency Call Bell System, which is easy to use if you ever have any problems. Sometimes the best type of home safety is the security of knowing that someone’s there to help at a moment’s notice.
So if you want to stay at home and go through the government checklist to make sure your home is safe, good for you. We want to make sure that every senior knows how to make their homes safer. Get your adult children to come through and check. Unfortunately, only 41% of Canadians have done that.
But if you’d rather live in seniors housing and let someone else take care of your safety, then come and talk to us at Hamlets Westsyde. We’d love to show you how we’ll make sure you’re as safe as possible.