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!