Fire leading cause of safety issues for the elderly

December 31, 2008 by  
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According to a Consumer Watch report by, fire is the leading cause of safety concerns for the elderly. The Good Housekeeping Institute tested some silicon pot holders because of the flammability of traditional cotton pot holders. The researchers found that the elderly loved the flexibility and lack of heat that came through the silicon pot holders. These pot holders are just one of many products that the Good Housekeeping Institute tests to help the elderly maintain their independence safely. Caregivers must educate themselves about the safety issues related to aging in the particular environment of those they care for.

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