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Safety

  • Alcohol Use In Older People
    Alcohol’s effects on the body can change with age. Read about common health issues associated with drinking, concerns about alcohol and medicines, how much is too much, and ways to get help for a drinking problem.
  • Beware of Health Scams
    Learn about health scams and problems with using untested treatments and cures. Read tips to avoid falling for unproven anti-aging medications as well as arthritis remedies, cancer cures, and more.
  • Crime and Older People
    Be informed about your personal safety and the risks of crime. Get tips about avoiding crime at home and elsewhere, fighting fraud, and preventing identity theft. Find advice on what to do about elder abuse and how to stay safe as you age.
  • Falls and Fractures
    It’s important for older people to avoid falling.  Learn some tips to prevent a fall or fracture such as staying physically active and knowing the side effects of your medicines Get for making your home safe to prevent falls.
  • Home Safety for People with Alzheimer's Disease
    This 40-page booklet for caregivers gives room by-room suggestions for creating a safer space for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Hyperthermia: Too Hot for Your Health
    If you’re feeling too hot for too long, you could be at risk for developing hyperthermia, or heat-related illness. Read how to lower your risk and cool down to avoid health problems.
  • Medicines: Use Them Safely
    Find basic information about taking medicines, including what to discuss with your doctor and pharmacist. Get tips for shopping for your prescription online and reminders about over-the-counter drugs.
  • Older Drivers
    Read about the types of issues—vision, hearing, reaction time, and more—that can make it difficult for older people to drive. Get tips for driving safely, deciding when to give up driving, and finding ways to get around when no longer driving.
  • Safe Use of Medicines
    This 13-page booklet has personal stories, answers to common questions, and practical tips to help older people take their medicines safely.
  • There's No Place Like Home - For Growing Old
    As people get older, health issues may make it more difficult to live at home and stay independent. Find suggestions and resources, from assistive devices to long-term care, to help make living at home convenient, safe, and affordable for aging adults.