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Securing Homes for Senior Citizens Safety and accessibility

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Securing Homes for Senior Citizens Safety

One of the main health concerns of elderly people is falling, slipping or injuring themselves on sharp corners.
Pay attention to the following areas in the house and secure them to improve injury risk and accessibility remove or avoid safety hazards 

  •  Doors 
  • Stair cases 
  • Remove sharp object - Tables, chairs with sharp corners 
  • Objects that can cause to slip - like carpets, phone cords, electric cords 
  • Clean water spills
Lighting
  • Passages Lighting - improve lighting both indoors and outdoors especially on passages and staircases 
  • Place a lamp within easy reach of your bed 
  •  Acoustics -  
Accessibility
  • move frequently used items to make them easier to reach 
  • install handrails and grab bars 

Bathrooms

  • Use bathrobes inorder to  dress outside bathrooms to prevent slipping in the bathroom while  dressing


  •  Video Cameras/CCTV
    • Install video Cameras/CCTV to monitor care givers




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