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Home Living : October 7 2008
10 HLF - Publication, Tuesday, October 7, 2008 Fixed up floors save lives Falls are a serious public health problem, causing about 1000 deaths a year HOMELIVING On an average day, three people over 65 die from falls and more than 1000 people a week are hospitalised. Archicentre said thousands of elderly people were living with dangerous slip and trip hazards around their homes, which could be fatal or result in serious injury. Among older Australians, falls are a serious public health problem, causing approximately 1000 deaths each year and a further 55,000 admissions to hospitals. Archicentre has called for a national awareness campaign to promote fall prevention among older people, to remove hazards and to make minor improvements to their homes. Archicentre training manager Ingrid Mountford says the falls issue needs to be given the same priority by government as other public health issues such as measures to lower the road toll or curb binge drinking. This would cut the demands on the health system and save lives. The 2008 survey of 37,000 homes inspected by Archicentre found 26 per cent had slip and trip hazards. The main causes of falls are slippery surfaces and uneven floors. But protruding door thresholds, loose rugs and carpet runners can also be hazardous, as well as tangled power and telephone cords. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the direct cost to the nation's health system to help people aged 65 recover from falls was $566 million. Details: www.archicentre.com.au Strongest Ceiling & Wall Repairs Ceiling & wall expert Old ceilings restored Best background in Australia Work further than Aust. Standards 35 years experience Call Kerry Kelaher Builders Lic No R80718 0406 798 557 (anytime) *Conditions Apply 2348208i hlnw wk1 RESTORE CEILINGS? CRACKED CEILINGS? CRACKED WALLS? 50% OFF* (Call now!) 'On Top, On Top' ROOF RESTORATION CLEANING & REPAIRS Reliable Genuine Honest Total Improvements Australia Pty Ltd Trading as Roofshield Sydney North Phone 1300 763 778 or call Chris Goodsell 0432 088 470 Call today and ask about our special offer! 2035623i hlw wk11 *Conditions apply 10% OFF ENTIRE PLANTATION SHUTTERS RANGE Offer extended till 17th October 2008 Our other products include Roller Blinds Roman Blinds Venetian Blinds Aluminium Blinds External Shutters Panel Glide Blinds Call for a FREE measure and quote 9631 4828 www.instyleblindsandshutters.com.au BASSWOOD SHUTTERS PHOENIXWOOD SHUTTERS WESTERN RED CEDAR SHUTTERS SYDNEY'S MOST AFFORDABLE SHUTTERS STYLE -- QUALITY -- DESIGN 2294615 hln wk15 PRE-CHRISTMAS INSTALLATION GUARANTEED 1300 364 290 CALL for a FREE measure & quote 1300 364 290 361 PENNANT HILLS ROAD SHOWROOM: PENNANT HILLS NSW 2120 OPEN 7 Days! Tailored Outdoor living www.pergolaland.com.au HIA MASTERBUILDERS ASSOCIATION AUSTRALIA NEW SOUTH WALE S LIBERTY PROCESS STABILITY FIRST INCORPORATED 1873 Member Lic.93536c Master Builders Assoc. T eyo oov Take your indoor living Let Pergola Land maximise your living space with a fully designed and expertly constructed pergola that will make any area come alive. From your initial call to completion, it has never been easier to have a quality timber, steel or aluminium pergola fully structured to your needs. Remove existing fittings, wall and floor tiles Supply and fix new wall lining or cement render. Waterproof wet areas Supply and fix wall and floor tiles x 20m² $30per m² allowance Supply and install vanity valued $500.00 Supply and install bath valued $200.00 Supply and install taps valued $360.00 Supply and install toilet suite valued $450.00 Supply and install shower screen valued $520.00 Supply and install mirror valued $100.00 Supply and install accessories valued $200.00 Remove all trade waste and effect final clean up Full guarantee COMPLETED IN 8 DAYS GUARANTEED Scope of Work BATHROOM Renovations $9695 (NSW) Pty. Ltd. Master Bathrooms Ph: 9899 9330 Builders Lic No. 178503c 2128439i hln W14 www.masterbathrooms.net.au 20 Years Experience Carpentry-Plumbing-Electrical -Tiling-Waterproofing built-in WARDROBES Lifetime Warranty Free Measure & Quote Custom Design Built-in Wardrobes Renovation of existing Wardrobes Sliding Mirror doors in a variety of colour frames Hinged or sliding Federation Doors FACTORY & SHOWROOM Unit 1, 183-185 McCredie Rd, Guildford 9632 5444 Lic. No, 160400C www.waratahwardrobes.com.au 2156445i hlnw wk1
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