Bedroom Bathroom and Shower Living Room Hallway Kitchen Laundry Room & Basement Garage Yard and Entryway

Bedroom:

Common Hazards:

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Flooring:

Common Hazards:

Do throw rugs create a tripping hazard? Is the carpet torn?

Clutter:

Common Hazards:

Is the room cluttered with clothing, magazines and newspaper? Or is there too much furniture?

Phone Access:

Common Hazards:

Does the senior lack access to a telephone or cell phone, especially at night?

Lighting:

Common Hazards:

Is there enough light?

The Bed:

Common Hazards:

Is the bed too high or low?

Walkways:

Common Hazards:

Do tangled electrical cords obstruct pathways?

Balance:

Common Hazards:

Is the senior unsteady when rising at night or dressing during the morning?

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Bathroom and Shower:

Common Hazards:

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Grab Bars:

Common Hazards:

Are grab bars available near the tub, shower and toilet?

The Floor:

Common Hazards:

Is the floor slippery? Is there a lack of bath mats?

Bathtub:

Common Hazards:

Is the bathtub too high?

Toilet:

Common Hazards:

Is the toilet the correct height?

Scalding Water:

Common Hazards:

Is there the potential for bath water to be too hot?

Medications:

Common Hazards:

Are medications stored properly: Not too high or too low for the senior to reach?

Mobility:

Common Hazards:

Are mobility and joint problems making it difficult for the senior to reach into overhead cabinets, comb his hair or lift her leg to get into a bathtub?

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Living Room:

Common Hazards:

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Clutter:

Common Hazards:

Is there too much clutter and not enough space to move around furniture?

Furniture:

Common Hazards:

Is furniture unstable?

Do the conditions of aging make it difficult for a senior to get out of a chair?

Lighting:

Common Hazards:

Can the senior reach the light switch to turn it off or on?

Is there adequate lighting?

Floors:

Common Hazards:

Do throw rugs and electrical cords pose a tripping hazard?

Is the floor uneven or is carpet torn?

Atmosphere:

Common Hazards:

Is the room temperature too hot or cold?

Glare:

Common Hazards:

Does glare from the windows make it difficult for a senior to see?

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Hallway

Common Hazards:

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Warning Systems:

Common Hazards:

Is there a working smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector in place?

Lighting:

Common Hazards:

Is there adequate light at night?

After Dark:

Common Hazards:

Does the senior have trouble finding the bathroom at night?

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Kitchen:

Common Hazards:

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Storage:

Common Hazards:

Are cabinets too high or low?

Is there clutter on countertops or throughout the kitchen?

Are pathways obstructed?

Lighting:

Common Hazards:

Is there adequate light for cooking?

Chemicals:

Common Hazards:

Are dangerous chemicals secure?

Floor:

Common Hazards:

Is the floor slippery?

Food Spoilage:

Common Hazards:

Is there spoiled food in the refrigerator?

Contacts:

Common Hazards:

Is emergency contact information within easy access?

Cuts and Burns:

Common Hazards:

Is the senior at risk or harming herself with a sharp utensil or causing a fire?

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Laundry Room & Basement:

Common Hazards:

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Lighting on Steps:

Common Hazards:

Is there adequate light on basement stairways?

Basement Steps:

Common Hazards:

Is there a lack of railings?

Are the steps too steep or slippery?

Does the last step blend in with the floor?

Traveled Paths:

Common Hazards:

Are the pathways cluttered?

Heavy Weights:

Common Hazards:

Are laundry detergent in bottles or boxes too heavy to lift?

Spills:

Common Hazards:

Has detergent spilled on the laundry room floor?

Laundry Basket:

Common Hazards:

Does the senior have to carry baskets of laundry up and down stairs?

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Garage:

Common Hazards:

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Steps:

Common Hazards:

Do stairs into the garage have secure railings?

Fresh Air:

Common Hazards:

Is trash piling up?

Tools & Chemicals:

Common Hazards:

Are power tools and lawn chemicals secure?

Access:

Common Hazards:

Is the garage secure?

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Yard and Entryway:

Common Hazards:

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Entry Steps:

Common Hazards:

Do steps have proper handrails?

Are steps too steep, cracked or uneven?

Paths and Driveways:

Common Hazards:

Are driveways or walkways snow- and ice-covered?

Are the walkways clear of hoses or yard clutter?

Lighting:

Common Hazards:

Is there adequate lighting at night?

Wandering:

Common Hazards:

Is your senior loved one at risk of wandering?

Visitors:

Common Hazards:

Can your senior hear the doorbell?

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