Today’s seniors are more healthy and active than ever before, but like everyone, they need to pay attention to health and safety risks. For example, Americans over the age of 65 have a fire death rate nearly twice the national average. For those over 75, this jumps to three times the national average.
General Manager, Bob Stuckey of Sarasota County Public Safety Communications, offers the following safety prevention tips for common problems facing seniors. Whether living independently or in a care facility, there are steps that seniors can take to remains safe.
911 Dos & Don’ts
For the what to do and don’t do when you make a phone call to 911 please visit 911 Dos and Don’ts.