Tips to Make Your Home Safe

BEDROOM

  • Keep clutter off floor
  • Replace satiny sheets and comforters with products made of non-slippery material such as wool or cotton
  • Install a nightlight along the route between your bedroom and the bathroom

LIVING AREAS

  • Arrange furniture so you have a clear pathway between rooms
  • Keep low-rise coffee tables, magazine racks, footrests and plants out of the path of traffic
  • Remove loose area rugs

KITCHEN

  • Store good dishes and cooking equipment within easy reach.
  • Do not stand on chairs or boxes to reach upper cabinets
  • Immediately clean up any liquids, grease or food spilled on the floor

STAIRS

  • Light switches should be at the top and bottom of the stairs.
  • Remove loose area rugs from the bottom or top of the stairs.
  • Install handrails on both sides of the stairway. Each should be 30” above the stairs and extend the full length of the stairs.

BATHROOM

  • Keep a nightlight in the bathroom
  • Install grab bars in the shower and near the toilet
  • Place non-skid adhesive textured strips inside the tub