Home Safety for Aging Parents

Home Safety for Aging ParentsYou can take simple steps to protect your family as well as support your aging parents and relatives in creating a secure environment. The older you get, the more important proper lighting becomes. In addition to adequate general lighting, it is recommended that you:

  • Have a second light source shining directly on what you need to see.
  • Make sure all lamps have shades to prevent glare.
  • Put a light switch at the top and bottom of staircases to avoid darkness at either end.
  • Don’t leave cords sticking out where people can trip over them.
  • Don’t try to do your own electrical work. Hire a licensed professional.

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March 19, 2013