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Home Safety Checklist

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!