Why are older people at risk?

Older Americans are at risk for a number of reasons including:

  • They may be less able to take the quick action necessary in a fire emergency.
  • They may be on medication that affects their ability to make quick decisions.
  • Many older people live alone and when accidents happen others may not be around to help.

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1. Why are older people at risk?
2. What fire hazards affect older people?