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sure that there are working smoke detectors on every floor.
a phone with large number pads and large speed-dial keys that
can be programmed with important numbers.
emergency phone numbers in large print on or near the telephone.
telephone with direct dialing system for emergency/important numbers.
house key outside or give to neighbor for emergencies.
automatic door closing devices on doors to outside and alarms
local police department that if your family member is memory impaired.
certain that there is adequate lighting throughout the house and
that all electrical cords are free of frays. Put childproof plugs
certain that no outlets or switches are unusually warm or hot
clutter; Remove furniture that is hazardous and may move when
reflector tape on furniture corners, hallways, bedrooms to create
a path to follow at night.
polished floors that may be slippery and remove all non skid resistant
rugs and runners.
opaque tape on glass door and picture windows
or lock up sharp objects/breakable ones and remove all firearms
electric fans out of reach. Cover radiators with radiator guards.
or restrict smoking, use safety ashtrays and keep matches/lighters
out of reach.
flame-retardant mattresses, pillows, and sheets and plan procedure
for fire evacuation.
all prescription and over the counter medications safely away
and clearly labeled.
up cleaning supplies, chemicals and poisons and install a carbon
up valuables, important papers and documents and have system for
safe mail retrieval.
certain plumbing and utilities are working.
poisonous houseplants and have first aid kit easily accessible.
away car keys when necessary and disarm/hide controls for automatic
neighbors of any safety features in home that may restrict entry.
walkway is uncluttered and doorway accessible.
safe entry into the house or apartment with secure railing present.
viewing of visitors prior to entry when possible.
doors to outside with double key locks, or high or low locks.
with chairs/sofas that can safely get up/down.
seating with additional firm cushions to raise seat.
auto raising lift chair to assist getting up when necessary.
certain safe opening/closing of windows or key locked windows
ability to operate the television and light switches.
cords out from under carpeting and furniture and clear of walkways.
appliances in working order.
ability to manipulate sink faucets with hot water temperature
sure electrical cords aren't dangling near water.
ability to open/close refrigerator/freezer/stove door/ and cabinets.
ability to reach dishes, pots, utensils, and outlets.
sharp objects are safely away. · Keep flammables away from the
small non-food items that could be swallowed.
stove burners, remove knobs/shut-off valves/ and install auto-pilots
or put away kitchen appliances not in use.
or camouflage garbage disposals.
bedroom near bathroom or furnish bedside commode.
night-lights to provide nighttime orientation.
safe transfer in/out bed and remove bed frame if bed is too high.
or purchase a hospital bed if needed.
bumpers or padding to surround bed if needed.
reverse locks on doors when needed.
monitor to listen to activity especially at night.
carpeting if incontinence becomes a problem
room darkening blinds or shades when needed.
certain that phone and light is accessible from bed.
certain that clothes in the closet/dresser are reachable.
grab rails in tub or shower.
a tub bench or tub chair for sitting in tub.
hand held shower nozzle.
any scatter rugs and furnish bath mat and non-skid strips in tub.
glass shower doors with unbreakable plastic.
grab bars, safety frame, and/or raised seat on or near toilet
up razor blades, sharp objects, and store away electrical devices.
certain that light switches, outlets and toilet paper are accessible.
treads or shorten risers.
outdoor stairs with ramps.
sturdy handrail or grab rails along both sides of stairs.
reflector tape on edge of treads.
barriers or gates at stairs if needed.
adequate lighting and ensure steps are free of clutter.
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