Senior Burn Prevention Education
Senior citizens are at particularly high risk of scalds, burn injury and death from accidental fires. Changes in vision, comprehension and mobility that accompany aging, combined with medication side effects and attitudinal risks, put seniors at higher risk than younger adults of burns and scalds. The Grossman Burn Foundation and the Grossman Burn Center are jointly addressing this risk by offering a no-charge burn prevention presentation for seniors and those who work with the elderly. Burn Prevention for Seniors addresses burn injury and death statistics, risk factors, degrees of burn, common senior burns and their prevention and first aid. The program, available in English or Spanish, takes about 45 minutes and each participant receives reading material and prevention items to use in the home.