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Practicing Bath Safety For Seniors

Do you know what the most dangerous space in your home is? It's not the basement, the bedroom or even the kitchen. As it turns out, the bathroom poses the greatest risk to homeowners across the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, nearly a quarter of a million people seek out medical assistance due to injuries they receive in the bathroom, and more than 33 percent of these incidents occur while bathing. January, National Bath Safety Month, presents the perfect opportunity to draw attention to these facts and help prevent further injury and loss of life.

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As We Age, Disability Increases

For most older adults, staying active and healthy throughout senior living is a top priority. It would be nice to maintain our physical abilities for as long as possible, but unfortunately, the aging process often takes a toll on the body. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, recently conducted a study that looked at the disability rates during the final two years of life for 8,200 adults.

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