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Have you seen any older people hurt at their home due to lack of home safety precautions by their children?
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
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In brief: No
That question has a tone of concern that children are to blame for not doing home safety precautions.
...People are clever whether they are 2 years, 20, or 80+. Unless one is a rubber room with no furniture, there are ways to get hurt. Doing the best you can to provide a safe environment is important . Do not ignore signs that older parents are having balance or cognitive issues and be proactive.

In brief: No
That question has a tone of concern that children are to blame for not doing home safety precautions.
...People are clever whether they are 2 years, 20, or 80+. Unless one is a rubber room with no furniture, there are ways to get hurt. Doing the best you can to provide a safe environment is important . Do not ignore signs that older parents are having balance or cognitive issues and be proactive.
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