Home Safty for Older Adults
As the number of older adults who live independently continues to grow each year, it’s essential
to make safety a priority. Older adults may also become victims of fraudulent activity and
criminals who target older people. If you or a loved one live at home, especially if you live alone,
consider incorporating these measures to ensure your safety.
Accident-Proof Your Home
If you take the time to look around the home of your loved one, you may begin to notice simple
things you can do to make their day-to-day life safer. While you make improvements to the
home, make sure to examine these items on our safety checklist.
TightenLoose Railings Loose railings can result in serious injury, whether or not you are
prone to falling. Your railings should be sturdy enough to support an adult when they lean on it
fully. Examine the railings throughout your home, and make sure that all of the hardware is
Remove Clutter When your home is cluttered, it can cause trips and falls. Whether or not you
or your loved one struggle with mobility, keep your floors and stairs clear of any objects that a
person can trip over.
Secure Loose Rugs If the home has any loose carpeting or area rugs, make sure that they are
secured on all corners and sides. Loose rugs can easily cause someone to slip, trip, or fall. Rug
fasteners can be found at any local hardware store to keep rugs in place and ensure safety.
Avoid Loose Clothing If you or your loved one enjoys cooking or is able to stand near the
stove, they must avoid loose clothing. Loose sweaters, coats, and sleeves can easily catch on
fire near heat and open flames.
Be Mindful of Smoke and Open Flames Candles should never be left lit when you leave
home or go to bed. Furthermore, you should always avoid smoking in the house or bed to
reduce your risk of a house fire.
Don’t Forget the Bathroom The bathroom is one of the most common areas in the home
where slips and falls occur. Prevent potential risk by placing non-slip mats on the floor and
installing support bars in the shower and near the toilet.
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