HomeRefurbers

Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Blog entry by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS posted 09-07-2012 09:51 PM 3679 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

*You should consider having a professional install/perform these Long Term Considerations.

Bathroom


Free/Low-Cost Home Improvements
1. Set the hot-water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit to reduce energy costs and prevent scalding.
2. Mark cold and hot faucets clearly.
3. Leave a light on in your bathroom at night.
4. Use a rubber-suction bath mat or anti-slip floor strips or decals in the tub or shower.
5. Increase contrast: Avoid low contrasting items. Adding contrast is as simple as a blue tub mat in a white bathtub or painting the edge of the steps a contrasting color from the rest of the step surface.
6. Install a handheld adjustable showerhead for easier bathing.
7. Install user-friendly lever handle faucets in your sinks and in tubs or showers. Some faucets even
8. Skid-proof the tub and make sure the bath mat has a non-slip bottom.

Long Term Considerations
1. Install a raised height toilet or sink/vanity.
2. Place a sturdy bathtub or shower seat in the tub and/or shower.
3. Mount grab bars next to the toilet and bathtub and in the shower for help getting up or down.

Kitchen

Free/Low-Cost Home Improvements
1. Keep floors clean and uncluttered.
2. Illuminate work areas.
3. Mark “on” and “off” positions on appliances clearly and with bright colors.
4. Store heavier objects at waist level.
5. Place or mount an A-B-C rated, all-purpose fire extinguisher in an easily accessible location near the stove and oven so that you’re prepared for any type of kitchen fire.
6. Store sharp knives in a rack.

Long Term Considerations
1. Replace knobs on cabinets and drawers with easy-to-grip, D-shaped handles.
2. Install offset hinges on all doors to add two inches of width for wheelchair access, if needed.
3. Install a security peephole on exterior doors at the correct height for you.
4. Install outdoor floodlights that switch on by motion sensors to light your way and to deter burglars.

General

Free/Low-Cost Home Improvements
1. Open blinds and curtains and raise shades during daylight hours to increase natural light inside the home.
2. Place exposed electrical, telephone and computer cords along a wall where people won’t trip over them.
3. Remove all cords from under furniture or carpeting to lessen the risk of fire.
4. Remove clutter from stairways and passageways to help prevent trips and falls.
5. Check the carpeting on your stairs to be sure it is firmly attached.
6. Arrange furniture to allow for easy passage.
7. Create an emergency exit plan in case of a fire.
8. Remove debris from outdoor walkways.
9. Trim shrubbery to provide a clear view from doors and windows.
10. Increase light and decrease glare by using the highest-watt light bulbs or compact-fluorescent bulbs appropriate for your light fixtures or lamps. Use only non-glare incandescent bulbs (or the fluorescent equivalents).
11. Put nightlights in the bathroom and in hallways leading from the bedroom to the bathroom.
12. Keep a smoke detector on every floor and in each bedroom.
13. Make sure that all staircases have good lighting with switches at top and bottom.
14. Replace traditional light switches with easy-to-use, rocker-style light switches.
15. Install smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors on all levels of the house, especially where the bedrooms are.

Long Term Considerations
1. Install railings on stairs, including basement stairs, and consider railings on both sides of the steps for an extra stability option.
2. Have a professional home evaluation to match your individual needs and habits.
3. Install a shelf at the main entrance door to hold items when locking and unlocking the door and install bigger, lever handles.

-- check out our blog at http://MBCremodeling.com/blog



View Mike Blank, CGR CAPS's profile

Mike Blank, CGR CAPS

37 posts in 2592 days

Here I will share Tips & Tricks for all things Home Remodeling!

View Blog Archive
Subscribe to blog entries (RSS)


By subscribing to the RSS feed you will be notified when new entries are posted on this blog.


4 comments so far

View ghansyam's profile

ghansyam

622 posts in 246 days

posted 11-15-2016 08:32 AM

http://funnyhollywoodmoviesreviews.blogspot.com/
http://tophollywood2016movies.blogspot.in/
http://romantichollywoodreviewsandnews.blogspot.com/
http://2016latesthollywoodmovies.blogspot.in/
http://fantastichollywoodmoviesreviews.blogspot.in/
http://romantichollywoodmovies.blogspot.in/
http://latesthollywoodmoviesreviewsandnews.blogspot.in/
http://2016tophollywoodmovies.blogspot.in/
http://hollywoodmoviesnewsandreviews.blogspot.in/
http://topmoviesreviewsnewes.blogspot.in/
http://topfamoushollywoodmovies.blogspot.in/
http://2016fantastichollywood.blogspot.in/
http://hollywood2016moviesreviewsand.blogspot.in/
http://newmoviesreviewsboxoffice.blogspot.in/
http://hollywoodmovies2015reviews.blogspot.in/
http://allhollywoodmoviesdetails.blogspot.in/
http://greathollywoodmoviesnews.blogspot.in/
http://listofhollywoodmoviesreviews.blogspot.in/
http://reviewsandratinfofhollywood.blogspot.in/
http://allnewhollywoodmovies.blogspot.in/
http://besthollywoodmoviesreview.blogspot.in/
http://newhollywoodmoviesreview.blogspot.in/
http://enterainmentreviewandnews.blogspot.in/
http://hollywoodmoviesboxofficeandreview.blogspot.in/
http://latesthollywoodmoviesrating.blogspot.in/
http://moviesreviewlatestrating.blogspot.in/
http://newmoviesreviewandrating.blogspot.in/
http://hollywoodmoviesrating.blogspot.in/
http://upcominghollywoodmoviesnews.blogspot.in/
http://englishmoviesreview.blogspot.in/
http://2106tophollywoodmovies.blogspot.in/
http://latesthollywoodmovies11.blogspot.in/
http://hollywoodmoviesreviewe.blogspot.in/
http://watchhollywoodmovies11.blogspot.in/
http://listofhollywoodmovies12.blogspot.in/
http://topholywodmovies.blogspot.in/
http://latestholywodmovies.blogspot.com/
http://hollywoodmovies1215.blogspot.in/
http://newmovies2106reviewsnews.blogspot.in/
http://moviesboxofficenews.blogspot.in/
http://latestandnewhollywoodmovies.blogspot.com/
http://topandnewratingmovies.blogspot.in/
http://boxofficeofnewhollywood.blogspot.in/
http://newtophollywoodmovies.blogspot.in/
http://2016hollywoodmoviesfantastic.blogspot.in/
http://top10hollywoodnews.blogspot.in/
http://interestinghollywoodmovies.blogspot.in/
http://popularhollywoodmoviesnews.blogspot.in/
http://romanticnewsofhollywoodmovies.blogspot.in/

http://highblpressure1.blogspot.in/
http://highbloodpressure121.blogspot.in/
http://bllod112.blogspot.in/
http://bllod12.blogspot.in/
http://highbloodpressure67.blogspot.in/
http://bloodpressure54.blogspot.in/
http://highbloodpressure34.blogspot.in/
http://bloodpressure67.blogspot.in/
http://hypertensiondietplan.blogspot.in/
http://highbloodpressure45.blogspot.in/
http://calclateblood1.blogspot.in/
http://bloodpressurereading5.blogspot.in/
http://highbloodpressuersw.blogspot.in/
http://bloodpressurehighr.blogspot.in/
http://bloodpressuremonitor111.blogspot.in/
http://highbloodpressuremachine.blogspot.in/
http://bloodpressurestress.blogspot.in/
http://highbloodprss.blogspot.in/
http://symptomsofhighblood.blogspot.in/
http://highbloodpressure654r.blogspot.in/
http://bloodpressure85.blogspot.in/
http://hypertensionsymptomssign.blogspot.in/
http://dizzinesshbp.blogspot.in/
http://definationofhighblood.blogspot.in/
http://highbloodpressure1111.blogspot.in/
http://dietofhighbloodpressure.blogspot.in/
http://reportofhighblood.blogspot.in/
http://hypertensiondietplan11.blogspot.in/
http://menuofhighbloodpressure.blogspot.in/
http://calculatorhighbloodpressure.blogspot.in/
http://chartofhighbloodprewsure.blogspot.in/
http://hypertensionstress11.blogspot.in/
http://stressofhighbloodpressure.blogspot.in/
http://treatmentofhypertension11.blogspot.in/
http://treatmentofhighbloodpressure.blogspot.in/
http://howtolowhighbloodpressurequcikliy.blogspot.in/
http://howtolowerblood.blogspot.in/
http://drugsofhighbloodpressure.blogspot.in/
http://highbloodpressuremedicine11.blogspot.in/
http://highbloodpressutre.blogspot.in/
http://signofhighbloodpressure.blogspot.in/
http://treatmentofhighbloodpresure.blogspot.in/
http://highbloodpressuremedication11.blogspot.in/
http://homeremediesogbloodpresure.blogspot.in/
http://howtoreducehighbloodpressureathome.blogspot.in/
http://foodsanddietofhighbloodpressure.blogspot.in/
http://dietofbloodpresure.blogspot.in/
http://preventionofhighbloodpresure.blogspot.in/
http://highbloodpressurecauses11.blogspot.in/
http://howtolowhighbloodpressureinshorttime.blogspot.in/
http://whatshelpshighbloodpressure.blogspot.in/

View bhuvi's profile

bhuvi

155 posts in 151 days

posted 12-02-2016 02:17 PM

View saurabh123's profile

saurabh123

585 posts in 44 days

posted 03-19-2017 05:25 AM

good morning messages
good morning messages for girlfriend
good morning messages for husband
good morning messages for wife
good morning messages for mother
good morning messages for lover
good morning messages for her
good morning messages for him
good 8morning messages
good morning quotes for her
good morning messages for boyfriend
good morning messages
good morning messages for girlfriend
good morning messages
good morning messages for husband
good morning messages for wife
good morning messages
good morning messages for mother
good morning messages
good morning messages for lover
good morning messages for him
good morning messages for her
good morning messages for friends
good morning quotes for her
good morning messages for boyfriend
good morning messages
good morning messages for girlfriend
good morning messages for husband
good morning messages for wife
good morning messages for mother
good morning messages
good morning messages for lover
good morning messages for her
good morning messages for him
good morning messages
good morning messages for friends
good morning messages
good morning quotes for her
good morning messages
good morning messages for boyfriend
good morning messages for girlfriend
good morning messages
good morning messages for husband
good morning messages for wife
good morning messages for mother
good morning messages for lover
good morning messages for her
good morning messages
good morning messages for him
good morning messages
good morning messages for friends
good morning quotes for her
good morning messages for boyfriend
good morning messages for girlfriend
good morning messages for husband
good morning messages for wife
good morning messages for mother
good morning messages for lover
good morning messages
good morning messages for her
good morning messages
good morning messages for him
good morning messages
good morning messages for friends
good morning messages
good morning quotes for her
good morning messages
good morning messages for boyfriend
good morning messages
good morning messages for girlfriend
good morning messages for husband
good morning messages for wife
good morning messages
good morning messages for mother
good morning messages for lover
good morning messages for her
good morning messages for him
good morning messages for him
good morning messages for friends
good morning quotes for her
good morning messages for boyfriend
good morning messages
good morning messages for girlfriend
good morning messages for wife
good morning messages for husband
good morning messages for mother
good morning messages for lover
good morning messages for her
good morning messages for him
good morning messages for friends
good morning quotes for her
good morning messages for boyfriend
good morning messages for girlfriend
good morning messages for husband
good morning messages for wife
good morning messages for mother
good morning messages for lover
good morning messages for her
good morning messages
good morning messages for him
good morning messages
good morning messages for friends
good morning messages
good morning quotes for her
good morning quotes for him
good morning messages
good morning messages
good morning quotes for boyfriend
good morning messages for boyfriend
good morning messages for girlfriend
good morning quotes for him
good morning quotes for boyfriend
good morning messages for wife
good morning messages for husband
good morning messages
good morning messages for mother
good morning messages for husband
good morning messages for wife
good morning messages for mother
good morning messages for lover
good morning messages for her
good morning messages for him
good morning messages
good morning messages for friends
good morning quotes for her
good morning messages
good morning messages for boyfriend
good morning messages
good morning quotes for him
good morning messages
good 33morning messages
good morning quotes for him
good morning quotes for wife
good morning quotes for husband
good morning quotes for friends
good morning messages for her
good morning messages for lover
good morning messages for mother
good morning messages for husband
good morning messages for girlfriend
good morning quotes for him
good morning messages for husband
good morning messages
good morning quotes for boyfriend
good morning messages for wife
good morning quotes for girlfriend
good morning messages for mother
good morning quotes for wife
good morning messages for lover
good morning quotes for husband
good morning messages for her
good morning quotes for friends

good night message for boyfriend
good night message for girlfriend
good night message for husband
good night message for wife
good night message for lover
good night message for friends
good night message for mother
good night message for whatsapp/facebook
good night message for him
good night message for her
good night message for boyfriend
good night message for girlfriend
good night message for husband
good night message for wife
good night message for lover
good night message for friends
good night message for mother
good night message for whatsapp/facebook
good night message for boyfriend
good night message for girlfriend
good night message for husband
good night message for wife
good night message for lover
good night message for friends
good night message for mother
good night message for whatsapp/facebook
good night message for him
good night message for her
good night message for boyfriend
good night message for girlfriend
good night message for husband
good night message for wife
good night message for lover
good night message for friends
good night message for mother
good night message for whatsapp/facebook
good night message for him
good night message for her
good night quotes for boyfriend
good night quotes for girlfriend
good night quotes for husband
good night quotes for wife
good night quotes for lover
good night quotes for friends
good night quotes for mother
good night quotes for whatsapp/facebook
good night quotes for him
good night quotes for her
good night message for boyfriend
good night message for girlfriend
good night message for husband
good night message for wife
good night message for lover
good night message for friends
good night message for mother
good night message for whatsapp/facebook

hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in hindi
hanuman chalisa in english
sankatmochan hanuman rakshakavch
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in hindi
hanuman chalisa in gujrati
hanuman chalisa in english
hanuman chalisa
hanuman baan
hanuman mantar
sankatmochan hanuman rakshakavch
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in hindi
hanuman chalisa in english
hanuman chalisa in gujrati
hanuman chalisa in punjabi
hanuman baan
sunder kand
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in hindi
hanuman chalisa in punjabi
hanuman chalisa in english
sunderkand
hanuman chalisa in hindi
hanuman chalisa in punjabi
hanuman chalisa in english
sunderkand
hanuman chalisa in hindi
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in punjabi
hanuman chalisa in english
sunderkand
sankatmochan hanuman rakshakavch
hanuman chalisa in hindi
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in punjabi
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in english
sunderkand
sankatmochan hanuman rakshakavch
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in hindi
hanuman chalisa in punjabi
hanuman chalisa in english
sunderkand
hanuman chalisa
sankatmochan hanuman rakshakavch
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in hindi
hanuman chalisa in punjabi
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in english
sunderkand
sankatmochan hanuman rakshakavch
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in hindi
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in punjabi
hanuman chalisa
sunderkand
hanuman chalisa in english
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
sankatmochan hanuman rakshakavch
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in hindi
hanuman chalisa in english
hanuman chalisa in punjabi
hanuman chalisa
sunderkand
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
sankatmochan hanuman rakshakavch
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in hindi
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in punjabi
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in english
hanuman chalisa
sunderkand
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
sankatmochan hanuman rakshakavch
hanuman chalisa
sunderkand
hanuman chalisa
sankatmochan hanuman rakshakavch
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in hindi
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in hindi
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
sankatmochan hanuman rakshakavch
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in english
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in hindi
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in punjabi
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in english
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
sunderkand
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
sankatmochan hanuman rakshakavch
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in hindi
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in punjabi
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in english
sunderkand
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
sankatmochan hanuman rakshakavch
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in english
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in hindi
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in punjabi
hanuman chalisa in english
sunderkand
sankatmochan hanuman rakshakavch
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in hindi
hanuman chalisa
hanuman chalisa in punjabi
hanuman chalisa in english
sunderkand
hanuman chalisa
sankatmochan hanuman rakshakavch
hanuman chalisa

View cutebaby's profile

cutebaby

201 posts in 42 days

posted 03-19-2017 05:48 PM

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: All views and comments posted by members are not necessarily those of HomeRefurbers.com or of those working on the site.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

LumberJocks.com :: woodworking showcase