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Safety checklist: Basics for a friendly house

 

Safety checklist: Basics for a friendly house

1.    Is there a bedroom and bath on the main level?

2.     Can you bathe safely?

3.     Can a person with limited mobility prepare food easily?

4.     Is the home well-lit throughout?

5.     Can you move about safely?

6.    Is there at least one no-step entry into the main level?

For more complete home safety check lists, click on the following links:

"Safe at Home Checklist" from Rebuilding Together, along with the Administration on Aging and the American Occupational Therapy Association

"Preventing Falls at Home" brochure with an easy-to-follow checklist from the Administration on Aging

"The AARP Home Fit Guide: Information and Tips to Keep Your Home in Top Form for Comfort, Safety, and Livability" booklet includes checklists on home maintenance and energy efficiency, as well as livability evaluations and recommendations for fixing problems and how to get professional help

CAPS directory of Certified Aging in Place Specialists from the National Association of Home Builders