Safety in your home
Golden Age Concierge - "Your Ottawa Concierge, making life easier for busy people"
RSS Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner

Recent Posts

WriteRegistration of Canadians Abroad
Home Watch Service Plan...


Authentication of Documents
Elder Abuse
Home Watch Services
Senior Fraud and Scams
Travel Tips


November 2014
July 2014
June 2014
August 2013
June 2013
March 2013
January 2013

powered by


Safety in your home

Safety in your home
Throughout Your Home ensure that:
  • Floors are not slippery.
  • Pathways are clear of extension cords and other objects.
  • Rugs have no ripples or tears.
  • Scatter mats are removed or taped to the floor.
  • Low tables are removed from the middle of the living room.
  • All furniture is sturdy.
  • Chairs have armrests and are the correct height.
  • All light fixtures have a minimum of 60 watt bulbs.
  • Entrance to every room has a light switch.
  • Stepladder or step stool is sturdy, and the step surface is not slippery.
  • Items used every day are stored within easy reach.
  • Doors open easily.
  • There is a sturdy seat with arm rests.
  • Mail is within easy reach.
  • Exterior and interior lighting is good.
  • Outside pathways are free of lawn furniture, hoses and other objects.
  • A telephone is easily reached from the bed.
  • A lamp is easily reached from the bed.
  • The bed is the correct height.
  • Bath-tub plug is easy to reach, and to use.
  • A rubber mat is used for every bath or shower, or.
  • Anti-slip decals on the bottom of the bath-tub are no more than 2" apart.
  • There are at least two grab bars in the tub area
  • Portable grab bars (on the side of the tub) do not move when used for support.
  • Rug outside the bathtub has a rubber backing.
If you have problems getting into or out of the bath-tub, use:
  • a bath seat.
  • a hand held shower.
If you have problems sitting on or getting up from the toilet, use:
  • a raised toilet seat.
  • a grab bar conveniently located.
Stairs (inside and outside)
  • Stair edges are marked with contrasting colour.
  • All steps are the same height.
  • All steps are the same depth.
  • Stairs have a non-slip surface.
  • Handrails are present on both sides of stairs.
  • Handrail height feels comfortable when used for support.
  • Handrails extends 12 inches beyond the top and bottom steps.
  • Handrails are round.
Personal habits
  • Move slowly after lying or sitting to prevent dizziness.
  • Always wear well fitted shoes or slippers with low heels and non-slip soles.
  • Do not wear long skirts, long house coats, or loose slacks.
  • Do not use bath oil.
  • Turn on a night light before going to bed.
  • Turn on a light when getting up at night.
  • Avoid using a ladder or step stool.

15 Comments to Safety in your home:

Comments RSS
pat testing milton keynes on May-11-13 6:37 AM
I will recommend it to my buddies about on Safety in your home and I have study several weblogs on this topic and I really really like to study your content. Thanks.
Reply to comment

pat testing milton keynes on May-11-13 6:41 AM
I was looking for crucial information on this subject Safety in your home. Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, They have been a big help for us. Thanks a lot.
Reply to comment on June-14-13 4:53 AM
Hey mate, that is really fantastic allocation on home safety. I am also conscious about my home safety and appreciate your workout as well. Thanks
Reply to comment

panchsheel hynish on July-17-13 7:41 AM
Hay, I’m really glad I have found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish only about gossip and net stuff and this is really frustrating.
Reply to comment

non slip floors on July-27-13 5:13 AM
Express gratitude you for sharing excellent data. Your site is very cooling. I am influenced by the info that you’ve on this site. It reveals how in a nice way you understand this subject. Thanks...
Reply to comment

anti slip floors on July-27-13 5:14 AM
Express gratitude you for sharing excellent data. Your site is very cooling. I am influenced by the info that you’ve on this site. It reveals how in a nice way you understand this subject.
Reply to comment

security guard company San Francisco Bay Area on August-08-13 5:50 AM
Great piece of writing, I really liked the way you highlighted some really important and significant points. Dancing is one of the best ways to enjoy wedding moments. I really appreciate your work. Thanks.i will definitely note down these points.
Reply to comment

merlin group on August-22-13 5:49 AM
hi, This is the precise blog for anybody who needs to find out about this topic.
Reply to comment

Sobha Developers on August-26-13 8:42 AM
Hi, The information is smart and interesting.
Reply to comment

sanghvi builders on September-07-13 2:35 AM
Hi, I would like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this blog.
Reply to comment

sare homes club terraces on September-25-13 4:25 AM
Nice to see the great write up on your site yet again! I was looking for qualitative information on this subject and after waiting for so long I found something relevant. I had to make an assignment to submit in the college, and your write ups contain exact topics that I needed. Many Thanks for such a great job!
Reply to comment

jm florance on October-28-13 1:12 AM
Great stuff from you, man. I scan data before and you are too bright. I love what you have here; I like what you say and how you say it. You make fun and always manage to keep smart. I cannot wait to explore more of you. This is a really good site.
Reply to comment

jm florance on November-07-13 2:53 AM
I am very impressed with your writing skills and also with the design of your blog. Is this a paid theme or not change yourself? Anyway maintain the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this one these days...
Reply to comment

sunny on January-17-14 2:37 AM
nice post
Reply to comment

Online wigs on March-16-14 3:54 PM
I am really happy with your stuff provide. I like to bookmark it and i hope in future you w ill keep update us
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint