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Aging in Place: Living Safely

Northeast State Community College, Blountville, TN 2014

As loved ones age, keeping them home can be challenging. But doing it with support and care can help people in the later stages of life remain active, even with an illness like dementia. Assessing the home and making needed changes can make this possible. Watch this lecture to learn how to assess your home and make it safer for an aging family member or friend.

One major safety concern is falls. According to the National Council on Aging, one in three adults over the age of 65 who live at home fall each year. By the age of 80, this number increases to one in two.

Speakers and Presentations

Jina Lewallen, PhD, MSW, LCSW, College of Social Work, East Tennessee State University
Presentation

Rhonda L. Brodrick, MSN, RN, College of Nursing, East Tennessee State University
Presentation *The videos originally presented live are not included in this file.