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Home Safety Suggestions that You Should Consider

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Your home may be the one place where you feel the most comfortable and safe; however, please don’t be complacent when it comes to your safety. Seek assistance from a provider of Home Care Services in Florida. After all, accidents can happen anywhere and your home can present numerous accident and fall risks as well. At TLC Senior HomeCare, we truly care about your safety and well-being, which is why we have listed the following suggestions to help you prevent accidents in your home:

  1. General Home Safety

    To keep you and your loved ones safe, please consider the following safety suggestions:

    • Remove or tack down loose rugs and carpets
    • Immediately wipe up spills
    • Install grab bars, handrails, and if needed, purchase a stair lift
    • Make sure that all rooms are well-lit
    • Consider having a medical alert
    • Install a smoke detector on every floor or keep a fire extinguisher handy
    • Wear proper fitting shoes
    • Organize clutter
    • Keep wires and cords out of sight to avoid tripping on them
  2. Bathroom Safety

    Did you know that bathrooms are one of the most dangerous areas in your home? They are wet and slippery which can lead to slips and falls. In order to reduce your risk of bathroom accidents, consider the following suggestions:

    • Install grab bars
    • Replace your bathtubs with showers (so that you no longer have to step in-and-out of the tub since it can lead to tripping)
    • Consider using a toilet seat riser (especially for toilets with low seating)
    • Make sure that everything is easily within reach (e.g. towels, soaps, shampoos, and other bathing items)
    • Use nonslip mats
    • Add a shower bench
    • Make sure that your bathroom is always well-lit
  3. Kitchen Safety

    With sharp knives, cooking equipment, and other kitchen equipment in the room, your kitchen can be a dangerous area of your home. In order to avoid accidents, make sure to consider the following safety suggestions:

    • Store your sharp knives in a rack
    • Always keep your floors dry and uncluttered
    • Illuminate your cooking and working areas
    • Store hazardous items away from your food
    • Regularly check the expiration dates of your food, condiments, and other edibles
    • Always check if your gas range, oven, stoves, and other cooking equipment has been properly turned off
    • When cooking over the stove, avoid wearing loose and long clothing

If you live alone, if you fear for your safety at home, or if activities of daily living become too challenging for you, please don’t hesitate to ask for help. As a premier provider of Home Care in Palm Beach Florida, we are ready to meet your safety and in-home care needs. Give us a call at 844-772-2730 or 844-SR-CARE-0 for more details.

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