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A Look Back at National Safety Month

As National Safety Month comes to an end, the Health in Aging Foundation invites you to look back at the different topics that were explored each week by the National Safety Council.

Week 1: Prevent prescription drug abuse
For more than 20 years, the Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults has been the leading source of information about the safe prescribing of drugs for older people.

Week 2: Falls Prevention
Most falls happen at home, although they may occur anywhere. In fact, falls are the number one cause of hospital admissions for injuries in older adults, and are responsible for increased use of medical services.

Week 3: Be aware of your surroundings
Before you board a plane, train, cruise, or get in your car for a vacation, be sure to plan ahead for your healthcare needs.

Week 4: Driving Safety
The Health in Aging Foundation has offers these easy-to-understand research summaries on older drivers.

Bonus: Summer Safety
Did you know that older people are less likely to notice when they feel hot, even when outside temperatures are high?

June 30, 2014