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Identify Dangers in Your Home With an Aging-in-Place Assessment

This month’s Specialist Spotlight on Aging in Place features Dr. Jill Bjerke, the creator of Silver Spaces, an online assessment tool to help you identity safety risks and dangers in your home that you haven’t noticed. If you want to remain in your home in your later years, Dr. Jill talks talks about many of the risks you can avoid.

Dr. Jill says, “Every 20 minutes, according to the National Institutes of Health, an adult over 65 dies from a fall. That is so unnecessary. Things like this assessment are out there to identify where trip-and-fall hazards are. And they can be so insidious. You walk over that same darned carpet every day, and you don’t realize the edge is frayed. And now, all of a sudden, a zipper catches on it, and you go down. It shouldn’t be that way.”

Learn more at silverspaces.com. Hear more podcasts with Dr. Jill Bjerke at https://answersforelders.com/silver-spaces/doctor-jill-bjerke/.

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