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Seniors Home Safety GuidelinesAging at home has been one of the most popular choices among seniors today. This is the reason why home safety should be a top priority to prevent injuries from happening.

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In This Article:

Senior Home Safety Tips
Bedroom Safety Reminders
Bathroom Safety Guidelines

As people grow older, the danger of falling becomes more and more serious as it may cause injuries that may pose serious health risks. Studies show that falls are the most common cause of fatal injury in people 65 years and older, therefore proper safety measures at home should be implemented.

Senior Home Safety Tips:

Entire house

  • Be sure that the floors are not slippery
  • Put items you use on a regular basis within reach to avoid using stepladders and stools
  • Remove scatter mats or make sure to tape it to the floor
  • Clear all pathways and make sure there are no tripping hazards
  • Make sure that all furniture is sturdy
  • Arrange furniture accordingly to make sure that you have enough space to move around
  • Do not use slippery wax on floors
  • All areas need to be well lit
  • Stairs should have non-slip surface and handrails on both sides

 

Bedrooms

  • There should be a phone within reach for emergency purposes
  • Lamps are easily reached
  • Put flashlights in every room in case the power goes off

Bathroom

  • Use rubber mats
  • Install grab bars in the tub and toilet areas
  • Be sure that signs for hot and cold water are readable
  • Put rugs with non-skid backings
  • Keep a night light on every time
  • Set the maximum water temperature to 120 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid the risk of scalding
  • Install hand-held shower heads should you need to sit while taking a bath
  • Do not use bath oils

 

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