Stern Nursing Services and Care Management - Home Safety Checklist - Boynton Beach, FL
Home is meant to be a sanctuary of safety and comfort, but adults over the age of 65, safety hazards in a home pose a serious threat to their health and independence. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that half of all falls in older americans occur at home and every 35 minutes, someone in this population group dies as a result of their injuries. All patients need to take special safety precautions to ensure a safe living environment. Most accidents in the home can be prevented by eliminating hazards. This checklist can help you and your family identify potential safety hazards in your home.