Home Safety Checklist
Create a Safer Home for Older Consumers
Each year, many older Americans suffer falls and are injured in the home. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three adults aged 65 or older falls each year. Many of these falls result from hazards in the home that are very simple to fix. By spotting these hazards and taking some simple steps to correct them, many injuries might be prevented. To help families create a safer home for their older loved ones, Partners in Healthcare has developed a home safety checklist. Family caregivers can use this checklist to spot possible safety problems which may be present in the home. Check YES or NO to answer each question, then go back over the list and take action to correct those items that may need attention. Keep this checklist as a reminder of safe practices, and use it periodically to re-evaluate the safety of your home. The home safety checklist is organized by areas in the home. However, there are some potential hazards that need to be checked in more than just one area of your home. These are highlighted at the beginning of the checklist and short reminders are included in each other section of the checklist. The following are some additional resources to help older adults prevent falls and injury in the home:
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