Home Safety Ideas

  • Secure and install handrails at all interior and exterior stairs.

  • Properly install grab bars in the bathroom to assist in keeping your balance and preventing falls as you get in and out of the bathing areas.

  • For better gripping replace round door knobs with lever styled door handles.

  • Install lever type faucets in the kitchen and bathroom.

  • Install a hand held shower unit with the anti-scald feature.

  • Install brighter lighting at the top and bottom of stairs.

  • Use nightlights to light hallways, stairways and bathrooms.

  • Install longer life compact fluorescents bulbs to minimize climbing up on stools and ladders.

  • Install a phone in your bathroom.

  • Provide current emergency phone numbers close to the telephone.

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