Web conference to help Ohioans create senior-friendly home for parents


The non-profit National Private Duty Association (NPDA), with the Ohio Chapter, will host a free consumer
education web conference entitled "Creating a Senior Friendly Home to Help Parents Age in
Place" on Thursday at 8 p.m.
The live and interactive program, which is being held during National Home Safety Month, will provide
advice on how to design and furnish a home to create a safe environment for a senior aging at home. The
event is free of charge to participants.
"Aging in place is clearly more desirable for aging parents and their families," said Sheila
McMackin, president of NPDA. "Most seniors want to remain living at home as long as possible.
Practicing senior safety at home can accomplish a sense of independence and security for them and peace
of mind for you. This program will provide caregivers with the knowledge to address safety and comfort
The web conference topics include designing a home for senior safety and comfort, addressing changing
health needs, appropriate furnishings and ambient technology.
Pre-registration is required. Visit the registration link at www.privatedutyhomecare.org.
The NPDA, a non-profit organization, represents more than 1,100 home care agencies in forty-four states
and Puerto Rico.

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