Safety is paramount for older adults – one fall or trip can have far reaching consequences. We are sharing a home safety checklist for you to review and share with others as well. These tips can help you stay healthy and well!





Home Safety Checklist:

  • Remove things you can trip over (paper, books, clothes, shoes) from stairs and walkways.


  • Install hand rails and lights on all staircases.


  • Remove small throw rugs or use double sided tape to keep the rugs from slipping.


  • Keep items you use often in cabinets you can reach easily (without using a step stool)


  • Put grab bars inside and next to the tub or shower and next to your toilet.


  • Use non-slip mats in the bathtub and on shower floors.


  • Improve lighting in your home.  As you get older, brighter lights will help you see well.


  • Hang lightweight curtains or shades to reduce glare.


  • Wear shoes inside and outside your home. Avoid going barefoot or wearing slippers.