Safe Home Environment
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.
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