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Monday, July 20, 2009

Safer Homes for Seniors

By Lesley Alderman

When we moved into our row house in Brooklyn, N.Y. — with steep staircases, floor-to-ceiling windows and a working fireplace — my 15-month-old son was just learning to walk. Needless to say, we soon realized the house was a four-story danger zone. So my husband looked up “child-proofing” in the Yellow Pages and called in the installers. For a few grand, the service added stair gates, window guards and drawer locks throughout the house. And we had peace of mind.

When I was researching the story “A Safer Home for the Golden Years, Without a Golden Budget,” I expected to find similar services that would help seniors safeguard their homes. It turns out there are very few companies that perform this home-safety service for the elderly.
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