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Dr. Marion and Medical Alert offer simple
steps to make your home safe ror an Older
Parent or Loved One
November 21, 2011--Elder care expert &
author Dr. Marion has teamed up with
Medical Alert, a leading provider of
home medical emergency monitoring
systems, to offer a free guide to home
safety for older Americans, now
available for download at http://www.MedicalAlert.com.
According to the AARP, nearly 90 percent of
seniors want to stay in their own homes as
they age; yet accidents in the home among
the elderly are a common concern.
After decades of working with seniors and
their caregivers to create safer living
environments, Dr. Marion and Medical Alert
have teamed up to share their insights with
the public. The free, downloadable guide
offers hundreds of quick tips for an easy
"elder home makeover" to increase safety in
every room of the house.
"As we get older, the most seemingly
innocent rooms in the house can become
potential danger zones," said Dr. Marion. "A
few common sense steps can make all the
difference in making one's surroundings
completely 'elder-proof,' so they can safely
age in place."
"Medical Alert and Dr. Marion share a common
mission in protecting the safety and
well-being of seniors," said Mark Leighton,
Chief Operating Officer of Medical Alert.
"We're thrilled to share our collective
knowledge with anyone trying to make their
home safer, whether for themselves or for an
aging parent or loved one."
The guide takes readers room by room to help
them make simple but potentially life-saving
changes, like increasing the wattage of
light bulbs to improve sight, removing throw
rugs to avoid slips, replacing round
doorknobs with levers for easier opening,
adding safety rails inside the shower or tub
to avoid falls, and more. To download the
full guide for free, visit http://www.MedicalAlert.com and
click on the blue button that reads "Dr.
Marion Home Safety Checklist."
About Dr. Marion
A recognized visionary and thought leader in
her field, Dr. Marion (Marion Somers, PhD)
is the author of "Elder Care Made Easier,"
and has over 40 years of experience as a
geriatric care manager, caregiver, speaker,
and expert in all things elder care. Dr.
Marion offers practical tools, solutions,
and advice to help the millions of Americans
struggling to care for our aging population
through her book, web site, iPhone apps,
cross-country speaking tours, and more.
Visit www.DrMarion.com for
About Medical Alert
The third largest provider of home medical
alarms in US, Medical Alert has been trusted
by thousands of older Americans, their
families, and caregivers since 1977. For
more information, visit