As aging occurs reflexes diminish and health problems make us prone to emergencies. Making a home environment safe is essential to our well elderly loved ones peace of mind. A few simple adjustments can make the biggest difference. 

Make sure that they’re a clear path through each room. Move furniture out of the way to create such paths. Remove rugs that could cause slips or falls.

The following is a list of low-cost home safety modification tips that can help make a home safer for the elderly. 

  • Implement changes in the three most dangerous areas the bedroom, living room, and hallway.
  • Keep floor space free from clutter, such as electrical cords newspapers books, and magazines children’s and pet toys.
  • Homes heated with gas should be checked for leaks.
  • Ensure bathroom safety by using grab bars in the shower, tub, and by toilet.
  • Make sure smoke alarms and Carbon monoxide detectors are functioning and see if they are hardwired for safety in case of dead batteries.
  • Have the water heater inspected and reduce the hot water temperature to a few degrees to avoid potential scalding.

Implementing these simple tips will help ensure the safety of your home is in place for the elderly.