Make Your Home Safer for You or Your Loved Ones
Individuals over 65 are more likely to injure themselves by falling in their home than any other form of medical emergency. That's why right now is the best time to make sure everything is ready for you or your loved ones to live with confidence in their own home. Whenever you're ready, we're here to help! Contact us for a consultation today.
12 Things To Make Your Home Safer
Install Grab Bars in your bathtubs and around toilets
Replace your area rugs with low-pile rugs and add rug grip mats to help them stay put. In some cases, consider removing rugs altogether.
Secure bookshelves and wall-furniture to studs in the walls for added support in case you need to hold on to something.
If you live in a multi-level home, consider installing stair lifts and vertical platform lifts.
Add rubber threshold ramps for rooms that have a slight change in elevation
If you have pets, install baby gates in rooms, like the kitchen, to temporarily prevent them from getting in the way.
Have extending grabbers handy in every room just in case you drop something.
Install a ramp or handrails at the entrance of your home for added safety.
Secure or tape down all loose lamp cords, wires and other items that may be a tripping hazard.
Have an emergency plan printed and distributed to friends and family detailing insurance, doctor and prescription information for anyone who may need to assist you in a time of immediate need.
Install Tap-lights or motion lights inside and outside the home to illuminate hard-to-see areas of your home at night.
Install Wifi enabled light switches, power plugs and voice command products like Google Home or Amazon Alexa to assist with scheduling lights and other appliances in your home for hands-free use.