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Home Safety Checklist

Use this checklist, from Home Instead Senior Care®, to help determine if a senior’s home is safe from hazards that could jeopardize well-being and independence.

100% of ER physicians say it is very important that adult children perform a safety check of their ageing parents’ homes once each year.

Safety Starts at Home (Canada)

40% of trips to the hospital and ER are caused by falls and other accidents at the home. 53% of home accidents experienced by seniors could be prevented.

Some of the most common recommendations include installing assistive equipment in the bathroom and handrails on stairs, removing clutter and tripping hazards, and improving lighting.

Safety Starts at Home (U.S.)

100% of ER physicians say it is very important that families of seniors invest in basic home safety modifications.


Making Sense of Senior Safety

Observing the safety hazards in a senior’s home is one thing. Living them is another.

An estimated 97% (99% in Canada) of ER doctors report that not having help at home with activities of daily living is a very serious risk factor for accidents or injuries at home.

Home Safety Snapshot

Recent research conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network provides a compelling look at senior home safety.

Home modifications and adaptive devices could help seniors—even those with disabilities— remain independent in their homes.

Five Fixes Under $500

It’s a fact: Parents and their children don’t always see eye-to-eye. That theory seems to carry through to adulthood when it comes to perceptions of home safety.


Interactive Home Safety Guide

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