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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Home Safety Evaluation Checklist, from Toghers

Toghers' {Toe–gers} mission is to provide the roadmap that will guide caregivers along their own caregiving journeys.
They offer a comprehensive
Home Safety Evaluation Checklist .

This evaluation can be used to determine if someone is safe living home alone given the current state of the home.

Any NO response indicates an area of concern. NO responses do not necessarily mean that the person can no longer remain at home, but do indicate areas in which the home may need to be modified or where assistance should be brought in to ensure safety.

If the care recipient is unable to perform a task independently mark NO; if a caregiver is available to assist with the task mark CAREGIVER. This will help determine whether the care recipient is safe without a caregiver present.