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Safe Home Environment

Home is meaningful and significant place for older adults. Many elderly people want to live at own home or other familiar environment for as long as possible. Also, they want to be active in their everyday lives. This requires appropriate environment which is safe, accessible and supportive.  

Different changes are part of the aging process. Age-related sensory loss such as declining vision, hearing or smell can increase the risk of injury. Also for example various diseases and medicines or bone density can increase the risk. Injuries can bring many problems for elderly because takes longer to heal and recover from injury. Because of this, physical environment has a remarkable influence on personal mobility, safety, security and health behavior. The below is compiled links to sources of information and guidelines.

 

Information in English

 

Videos and Interactive Guides in English

 

Information in Finnish

 

Videos and Interactive Guides in Finnish