Home is where you and your loved ones should feel the safest, but as we age our safe havens can often become unseen traps or accidents.

At Senior Helpers, we want to ensure your loved one’s home is safe, so we created our very own Home Safety Checklist to make the home a safe place to live!

Throughout the Home                                                                        Notes

 

Electric cords are properly plugged in and safely tucked away

 

 

Extension cords are not overloaded

 

 

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are present and have fresh batteries

 

 

The home is well-lit – inside and outside

 

 

Night lights are present in hallways, stairwells, bedrooms and bathrooms

 

 

Electric heaters are placed away from curtains, rugs and furnishings

 

 

Electric appliances are a safe distance from water

 

 

Fireplace chimneys are clear of accumulation and checked yearly

 

 

Light switches are present at the top and bottom of stairs

 

 

Light switches are located near room entrances

 

 

Stairwells are well-lit

 

 

Stairways are free of objects

 

 

Stair handrails are present and sturdy

 

 

Stairs are marked for visibility with contrasting tape

 

 

Steps are even and uniform in size and height

 

Call your local Senior Helpers today to request a free in-home assessment where a care expert will walk through the entire checklist to make sure your loved one is safe in their home!

 




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