Video: Home Safety For Seniors

General Home Safety Tips For Seniors

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  • Always get up slowly after sitting or lying down, making sure you have your balance.
  • Avoid standing on ladders or chairs.
  • Clean floors generic viagra uk with non-slip cleaner.
  • Consider getting a medical alert.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher and smoke detector on every floor – and know when they need to be checked.
  • Make sure that all stair cases have good lighting with switches at top and bottom.
  • Remove electrical or telephone cords from traffic areas.
  • Remove or tack down all scatter rugs – and check the corners of all carpets to make sure there is nowhere you can trip.
  • Staircase steps should have a non-slip surface and a solid hand-rail.
  • Wear proper fitting shoes with low heels.
  • Keep your cell phone with you at all times – and make sure you charge it every night when you go to bed with a charger on your bedside table so you can reach the phone.
  • Make sure someone else nearby has a key and can get access in an emergency.

These senior safety tips brought to you by Senior Guide USA.

About Leigh St John

Leigh St John is the Executive Director of The Masters' Media Group, publishers of Senior Guide USA ~ a comprehensive resource directory for seniors. The various state senior guides provide free information about homes, health, services and leisure activities. http://seniorguideusa.com
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