Home Safety Tips
Here are some valuable home safety tips to help make your home safer. Here are some
common dangers in the home.
General Home Safety
- Place all important emergency contact information and phone numbers by each telephone.
- Always have at least one land line (wired) phone in the home.
- All separate rugs should have nonskid backing.
- Set the the water heater thermostat to 120 degrees or lower to prevent scalding.
- Make sure all cleaners and chemicals are stored out of reach of small children.
- Always turn pan hadles to the rear or side when cooking.
- Store all knives in a more secured location such as a knife rack or drawer.
- Make sure window curtains are clear of all cooking appliances.
- Store a flashlight and fresh batteries within easy reach of your bed.
- Utilize night lights between the bed and the bathroom.
- Charge your mobile phone in your bedroom for quick emergency access.
- Make sure quartz area lights are at least two feet from curtains.
- Use non-skid mats or strips in all showers and tubs.
- Install grab bars on walls adjacent to bathtubs and toilets for seniors.
- Make sure any electrical appliances (radio, TV, heater, hair dryer) are not used in any bathroom
- Make sure all family members and caregivers are familiar with performing emergency 911 procedures.
- Check all fire extinguishers monthly and replace as recommended by manufacturer.
- Install smoke alarms in hallway and attic areas and check batteries each time you change your clocks for
daylight savings time in the spring and fall.
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