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Dignity and Respect Might Be More Important Than Safety to Older Adults

AgingBodyWhat if living means risking injury? That is the question many adult children ask. Older bones don’t mend quickly and sometimes a break can be life-threatening. Pneumonia or flu can also be life-threatening. Some adult children would like to wrap their elders in bubble wrap and keep them safely in their favorite chair. But staying safe, yet not doing the things that one loves - at least those things one is still capable of doing - is no way to live the last years of life.

Continue reading on HealthCentral to learn more about how to help your older adults by recognizing that a certain amount of risk can contribute to one's dignity.

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