On this page, patients and caregivers can find a comprehensive list of Griswold’s resources geared towards making the home a safer place for older adults. The resources found here cover a wide range of topics and take various forms of media including blog posts, webinars, and infographics. We hope this information will help you become better informed about reducing the risk of injuries in for older persons, regardless of their situation.

If your parent is aging and unsteady on his or her feet, or if he or she has Alzheimer’s Disease, Griswold is here to help you address these health concerns and help your loved one stay healthy and independent for as long as possible. Regardless of whether your parent is living at home alone, with a caregiver, or has a physical therapy aide, home safety is certainly a priority.

If you’d like to access quick facts about home safety for elderly loved ones with Alzheimer’s, please take a look at our infographic. If you’d prefer to dig deeper into discovering helpful safety tips and hear first-hand accounts from industry professionals, we highly recommend checking out archived content from our webinar from among the links below. Please feel free to browse through each of our resources to learn more about this important subject and how to keep the older adult in your care safe and healthy in their own home.

Resources

[Webinar] Alzheimer’s Disease & Home Safety: Finding Support and Innovative Solutions

Watch Griswold’s August 2013 webinar discussing the emotional aspects of home safety for individuals with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Also included is an Alzheimer’s Home Safety Solutions toolkit to help create a safer environment for loved ones.


[Infographic] Alzheimer’s Disease & Home Safety

This infographic offers at-a-glance information on home safety for persons with Alzheimer’s Disease, quotes from real people, helpful tips, and information on how the disease changes the brain and impacts safety.

The Emotional Side of Alzheimer’s Disease & Home Safety

Read more about the emotional aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease and how home safety fits into the bigger picture. This article also covers Alzheimer's challenges and common symptoms such as wandering and agnosia – the inability to recognize the use for certain objects.

Physical Therapy Options and Services for Older Adults

It’s important for older adults to stay independent. This article discusses physical therapy’s positive impact on preventing falls, as well as special areas of consideration for older individuals, their caretakers and/or physical therapy aides.

The Impact of Falls On Older Adults & Prevention Checklist

Read facts, figures, and statistics about falls in older adults and learn more about the physical and psychological impacts a fall can have on individuals. This article also includes tips and information on preventing falls and offers a checklist of ideas for caregivers to help keep loved ones safe.

Falls: Risk Factors to Watch Out For

Adults over the age of 65 carry more risk factors that may lead to them falling such as change in vision and balance. Learn more about these risk factors and others in this article.

Fall Risk Assessment

Discover more about fall risk assessment, injury prevention, and more. Griswold is dedicated to helping older adults maintain a high quality of life and health. Learn more about our services here.