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Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Home Safety Tips For Seniors

Seniors fall each year, it's the #1 Risk of injury annually. As people grow older, home sweet home can turn into a health hazard. A pretty throw rug can become a trip and fall waiting to happen. Staircases can become a slip and slide (not the fun kind). Even climbing a stepladder to change the batteries in the smoke detector can be a danger.

June is National Home Safety Month and focuses on reducing the leading causes of injury in our homes. These tips will help to make your home sweet home, a home safe home. Here are some tips to make home sweet home, a home safe home.

Bathrooms

  • Install grab bars near toilets and showers to provide support.
  • Consider a walk-in shower/tub to reduce the risk of slips and falls.

Stairwell

  • Provide handrails on BOTH sides of stairs.
  • Install a light at the top and bottom of staircases and throughout hallways.
  • Paint or place bright tape on the edge of steps  so seniors can see where one step ends and another begins.
  • Keep stairs clutter-free.

Kitchen

  • Place frequently used items in lower cabinets to eliminate the need to use a step ladder.
  • Plastic kitchenware reduces the risk of broken glass.

Other Tips

  • Eliminate throw rugs, as they are a tripping hazard.
  • Remove extension or power cords from walkways.
  • Wear non slip socks around the house to reduce the risk of slipping on smooth surfaces.

Call today to schedule your free care assessment and home safety inspection 877-432-2692.

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SYNERGY HomeCare is the premier provider of home care services. We strive to offer our clients the highest quality of life and independence possible. Call us today for a FREE in-home care assessment (877) 432-2692.

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