Top Ten Safety Tips for Older Adults

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It's essential to ensure that you are mindful of the potential risks existing in the home for older adults and prepare accordingly by using these tips.

The Top Ten

1 Ensure Easy Access to Emergency Contacts

Place all important phone numbers within easy reach. - newportcare

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2 Keep Stairs Safe

Ensure that all staircases are well-lit with comfortably placed light switches and sturdy railings. - newportcare

3 Install Smoke Detectors

Install and regularly monitor smoke detectors and fire extinguishers on every floor of the home. - newportcare

4 Discard Loose Rugs and Clutter

Discard any loose rugs or carpet runners in order to prevent a slipping hazard. - newportcare

5 Install a Home Security System

A home security system is a wonderful way to keep the senior safe and secure. It helps keep an eye on the goings-on and spot any suspicious activity. - newportcare

6 Remove Cords to Avoid Tripping

Install cordless phones and withdraw electrical cords from traffics region. - newportcare

7 Have a Medical Alert System

A medical alert system will enable emergency services to be accessible at the push of a button for any medical exigency. - newportcare

8 Maintain Right Water Heater Temperatures

Set the temperature of water heater thermostat to 120 degrees Fahrenheit or lower to prevent scalding. - newportcare

9 Keep Bank Account Information Private

Never give your particulars about your bank accounts to anyone and avoid having large amounts of cash or valuables at home. - newportcare

10 Maintain Poper Illumination

Ensure correct lighting throughout the house and place lighting to avoid accidents. - newportcare

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1. Ensure Easy Access to Emergency Contacts
2. Have a Medical Alert System
3. Install a Home Security System
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1. Keep Stairs Safe
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