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illustration of a phone scammer with potential targetImposter Scams The Impostor scams are exactly what they sound like — crooks pose as someone (or something) else to try to convince you to send them money. –

illustration of abedroom that has some safety featuresCaregiving Essentials: What You Need to Know to Keep Seniors Safe at Home The effects of aging can be worrisome, especially for people who want to make sure the seniors in their lives are healthy. If the older adult doesn’t live in a senior home, family members often have to make sure their house is set up in a way for seniors to live as comfortably as possible. Here are some suggestions. –

seniors playing tennisDeadly Falls in Older Americans Are Rising. Here’s How to Prevent Them. The rate of deaths after falls is rising for people over 75, a new study shows. But falls are avoidable for most seniors. We have some tips. –

illustration of hand coming through computer with palm asking for moneyAge of fraud: Are seniors more vulnerable to financial scams? Not only are older people heavily targeted by scammers, but surprising data suggest that, as we get older, we become more vulnerable to fraud in so many of its forms. –

Illustration of a senior man falling downFalls Can Kill You. Here’s How to Minimize the Risk. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults. Every 19 minutes in this country, an older person dies from a fall. –

Senior Couple using smartphone togetherTechnology Can Help Us Age in Place, If We Let It ‘Monitored independence’ could keep you in your home longer.  –

Illustratio of women on phone being threatened virtuallyWhen Answering the Phone Exposes You to Fraud A recent examination of 50 billion mobile phone calls by First Orion, a provider of caller-ID and call-blocking services for major cellular companies, found that the number of fraudulent calls in early 2018 had soared to 30 percent of all calls, rising from 4 percent in early 2017. –

bedroom of an AirbnbA retiree’s guide to hosting on Airbnb According to Airbnb, the number of experiences hosted by people 60 years and older has grown by nearly 1,100 percent over the past year. In fact, the United States tops Airbnb’s list of countries with the most hosts in that age group. –

Toilet SeatMaking Home Safer For Seniors: A Room-by-Room Assessment Seniors want to stay in their homes and age in place rather than be segregated in older adult communities or assisted living communities. How does universal design help them do so? By creating a home environment, both inside and outside a home, as well as a host of products, which make it more possible for everyone to use their home comfortably and safely. –

rug with lumps10 Environmental Hazards That Cause Older Adults To Fall & How To Avoid Them Every year, one out of every three adults age 65 or older will fall. It is a problem that can cause serious consequences including broken bones, closed head injuries, bruising and more. This is a big problem and needs to be addressed. How many falls occur each year? A lot. Health Care Associates

illustration of senior man on the groundHow to Prevent Falls It’s that time of year again when safety-conscious organizations issue cautionary tales about preventing falls and, failing that, protecting against serious injury when suddenly descending unintentionally from the vertical.New York Times

seniors with staircase liftHome Safety Tips for Seniors Due to the growing popularity of in-home care for seniors, it’s important to make sure you and your loved one are aware of the potential dangers present in the home for seniors living alone and prepare accordingly. You can help prevent falls and accidents by making changes to unsafe areas in the home with these tips. –

Deaths from Falls Among Persons Aged ≥65 Years — United States, 2007–2016. Deaths from unintentional injuries are the seventh leading cause of death among older adults, and falls account for the largest percentage of those deaths. Approximately one in four U.S. residents aged ≥65 years (older adults) report falling each year, and fall-related emergency department visits are estimated at approximately 3 million per year. – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention