March 8th, 2017 4:02 PM by Sharon Mason
3 Safe Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors
Ready to get a jump on your spring cleaning? No matter how and when you decide to pull out the vacuum cleaner, it’s important for Arizona retirees and older adults to be safe in their space. Here are 3 safe spring cleaning tips for seniors.
1.) Toss expired prescriptions: Holding on to expired prescription drugs can be detrimental to your health. Make sure to avoid potentially dangerous health hazards by safely disposing of expired medication. Be sure to store medications in a cool, dark, dry place like an airtight plastic container.
2.) Remove fall hazards: One-fourth of Americans aged 65+ falls each year according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Reduce the risk of falling injuries by removing unnecessary and obstructive items from your regular walking path and place them in storage or donate them to loved ones who might have a need for them. Make maintaining a clear walkway in every room of your home a top priority this spring.
2.) Add and replace lighting: Because fall prevention is an essential need for seniors and Arizona retirees, it’s important to make sure your home is well lit as insufficient lighting can contribute to slips and trips. It’s especially difficult for active adults who may experience trouble with their vision. Be sure to check all light features throughout the house and replace any missing or burned out bulbs.
If the idea of spring cleaning your home seems like an overwhelming task, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Call friends or family members to help and turn a possible spring cleaning chore into a party. Implement these 3 safe spring cleaning tips for seniors while you clean and enjoy reveling in spring cleaning bliss. Happy cleaning! – Sharon
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