VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California (http://www.vnasocal.org) presents this video which covers something that many of us may overlook or take for granted, but is very important, if not crucial: senior safety and healthy living in the home. Knowing and incorporating some every day basic tips for seniors to live a long and healthy life is what’s discussed in the latest “Meet the Experts” video short (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzvzHR… ). The collection of videos in the “Meet the Experts” series are available on VNA Hospice and Palliative Care of Southern California’s YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/VNAHomeHealthH…) and their website (http://www.vnasocal.org).

Starla Howard, R.P.T., Rehabilitation Supervisor at VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California is featured in this video offering her expertise for seniors to remain safe in the home and live a healthy lifestyle. Just some of the keys to living a healthy lifestyle noted in the video are to eat properly, stay hydrated, take medications properly, proper hand washing and getting your proper immunizations. “Hand washing may seem simple and basic, but 60 percent of all people, not just seniors, do not wash their hands often enough, and 90 percent do not wash their hands properly,” Howard tells us in the video.

For in-home safety, here is just a portion of the tips she offers:.
* Practice fall recovery. What if you fall in the bathroom? The kitchen?
* Secure your throw rugs in your house.
* Keep pathways clear/safe.
* Make sure you are not using your towel rack as a grab bar.

ABOUT VNA HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California is a community-based charitable non-profit home care agency. For over 60 years, VNA has provided home health and hospice care for patients in Southern California and is a strong advocate and educator of advanced disease care.

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To find out more about this video and all other services that are provided, you are encouraged to contact VNA Hospice and Palliative Care of Southern California in Claremont, California, at: (800) 969-4862 or (909) 624-3574. To learn more please visit their website at http://vnasocal.org. Subscribe to the YouTube channel and learn about many other home health and hospice topics.