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Quick fixes for creating a safer environment
A good approach to begin creating a safer environment for seniors is to ask
them what they have trouble with around the house, or watch them move within
their home to determine what is causing them difficulty. The rooms in the home
where the senior spends the most time, such as the family room, bathroom,
kitchen, and bedroom, can be a good starting point. This room-by-room safety
guide helps the senior, adult child, or caregiver focus on easy changes for a
safer and more comfortable senior living space.
•Cleanup clutter around the home to greatly lessen the chances of tripping. Look for any low-lying items that are on the floor, such as stacks of magazines or plants, which may be close to a walking path. Move electrical cords from lamps or in-home medical devices so that they are out of the way.
•Inspect the condition of the floor in each room. Carpet shouldn’t be too shaggy or be wrinkling; feet catch easily on both. Tile or vinyl can be slippery,
especially when wet. Secure throw rugs with anti-slip pads, tape them
down, or remove them altogether. Stairs are particularly dangerous, so
keep them clutter-free and install handrails on both sides.
•Ensure there is enough lighting outside leading into the home and inside the home, in all walkways, and in rooms that the senior uses the most. Keep flashlights in easy-to-see and -reach locations.
•Replace doorknobs with easy, lever-style handles.
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