Promoting safety for older people at home
Synonyms: Reducing risk of leisure accidents of the aged
Description: Develop accident intervention activities for elderly people. Exchange information on the design, implementation and evaluation-results of developed intervention strategies on home safety for older people.
Context: Home and leisure accidents are a major cause of death among older people and result in a large number of hospital admissions. It is estimated that each year about 2 to 3 million non-fatal, medically treated injuries due to home and leisure accidents occur among older people in Europe. The consequences of such injuries are often considerable; they interfere seriously in normal daily activities and the ability of older people to continue to live on their own.
Claim: Good health is later life is a key factor in promoting individual wellbeing and personal growth. Reducing the risk of accidents is an important prerequisite to enable older people to continue to contribute socially and economically, and to stay independent.
Type Classification: G: Very Specific strategies