In-Home Safety Tips for Indianapolis Seniors

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Although assisted living facilities have their benefits, many seniors prefer to say in their own homes. Due to this, in-home care services are growing in popularity and demand. As demand grows, Senior Home Companions thinks it is important to share safety tips for seniors who choose to live at home.

Home Safety:

  • Strong locks on front and back doors
  • Set water heater to 120 degrees to prevent scalding
  • Possibly Purchase a medical alert
  • Check the smoke alarm every month or so
  • Have a fire extinguisher available
  • Non-slip staircase steps
  • Quickly wipe up spills

Kitchen Safety:

  • Keep well lighted
  • Declutter Floors
  • Store heavy objects at waist level
  • Separate hazardous materials from food

Bathroom Safety:

  • Purchase a non-slip bath mat
  • Clearly mark the cold and hot faucets
  • Use bath aids
  • Install grab rails by toilet and bathtub