Dr. Marion and Medical Alert Offer Simple Steps To Make Your Home Safe For an Older Parent or Loved One

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Dr. Marion
Published: 
11/18/2011

Elder care expert & author Dr. Marion has teamed up with Medical Alert, a leading provider of home medical emergency monitoring systems, to offer a free guide to home safety for older Americans, now available for download at http://www.MedicalAlert.com.  

According to the AARP, nearly 90 percent of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age; yet accidents in the home among the elderly are a common concern. After decades of working with seniors and their caregivers to create safer living environments, Dr. Marion and Medical Alert have teamed up to share their insights with the public. The free, downloadable guide offers hundreds of quick tips for an easy "elder home makeover" to increase safety in every room of the house.

"As we get older, the most seemingly innocent rooms in the house can become potential danger zones," said Dr. Marion. "A few common sense steps can make all the difference in making one's surroundings completely 'elder-proof,' so they can safely age in place."

"Medical Alert and Dr. Marion share a common mission in protecting the safety and well-being of seniors," said Mark Leighton, Chief Operating Officer of Medical Alert. "We're thrilled to share our collective knowledge with anyone trying to make their home safer, whether for themselves or for an aging parent or loved one."

The guide takes readers room by room to help them make simple but potentially life-saving changes, like increasing the wattage of light bulbs to improve sight, removing throw rugs to avoid slips, replacing round doorknobs with levers for easier opening, adding safety rails inside the shower or tub to avoid falls, and more. To download the full guide for free, visit http://www.MedicalAlert.com and click on the blue button that reads "Dr. Marion Home Safety Checklist."

About Dr. Marion

A recognized visionary and thought leader in her field, Dr. Marion  (Marion Somers, PhD) is the author of "Elder Care Made Easier," and has over 40 years of experience as a geriatric care manager, caregiver, speaker, and expert in all things elder care. Dr. Marion offers practical tools, solutions, and advice to help the millions of Americans struggling to care for our aging population through her book, web site, iPhone apps, cross-country speaking tours, and more. Visit www.DrMarion.com for more information.

About Medical Alert

The third largest provider of home medical alarms in US, Medical Alert has been trusted by thousands of older Americans, their families, and caregivers since 1977. For more information, visit www.MedicalAlert.com.

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