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Safety Checklist for Your Home

Safety Checklist for Your Home

June 6, 2018

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.