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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /nfs/c03/h02/mnt/81058/domains/drmarion.com/html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /nfs/c03/h02/mnt/81058/domains/drmarion.com/html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_boolean_operator::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /nfs/c03/h02/mnt/81058/domains/drmarion.com/html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_boolean_operator.inc on line 149.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /nfs/c03/h02/mnt/81058/domains/drmarion.com/html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /nfs/c03/h02/mnt/81058/domains/drmarion.com/html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /nfs/c03/h02/mnt/81058/domains/drmarion.com/html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c03/h02/mnt/81058/domains/drmarion.com/html/sites/all/modules/date/date/date.module on line 661.

Dr. Marion's Senior Home Safety Tips


Dr. Marion visited the KCAL9 studios Monday, 1/30, to share some safety tips for seniors at home.

You can watch the entire interview here

  • Accidental falls are top cause of injury-related deaths for adults 65+ according to the CDC
  • The National Fire Protection Association says those over 75 are three times more likely to die in a home fire.

Safety Tips to Keep Seniors in the Home:

  • More elderly citizens are choosing to live at home as they age – but believe it or not, it can be fatal

  • Many familiar rooms in the house can become dangerous places as we age, (without us even noticing), so it’s important to look at each room of the house with fresh eyes.

  • SAFETY RAILS are number one. Put them everywhere, especially in the bathroom by the toilet or shower where themost accidents occur. Also, install them by the bed, stairs, and more.
  • ALARMS for smoke, CO2, and radon are a must, yet they are so obvious that they’re often overlooked. Somethingas simple as forgetting to change the batteries could lead to a major mishap.
  • FAUCET HANDLES should be clearly marked hot or cold to avoid accidental scalding, another big hazard; use red and blue stickers or plastic covers (found in any hardware store) to avoid confusion.
  • EMERGENCY NUMBERS should be pre-programmed into phones for fast access. Better yet, consider a “senior cell phone” with built-in emergency access, increased volume, and larger numbers, or subscribe to an emergencymonitoring service.
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