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Preventing burns in seniors

Preventing burns in seniors

Hot-water scalding comes when a person accidentally turns on the hot water and the pre-set temperature for the water heater is too high. As an administrator or caregiver at an assisted living facility, you may have seen first-hand what can happen if a senior accidentally turns on water that is too hot. Reducing injury can save both pain and suffering of residents and help facilities avoid potential litigation.

Faucet handle designed to reduce burns

Faucet handle designed to reduce burns

The Faucet Handle Safety Restraint Handle is meant to prevent seniors and children from burning their hands. The product attaches to the sink in less than a minute and offers peace of mind for home-based caregivers and those in assisted living, the company says.