Use bright lights at the top and bottom of stairs and make sure hallways and dark areas in the home are well-lit at night with nightlights.
Install grab bars in the tub, shower and near toilets.
Use a rubber bath mat or non-slip strips in the tub.
Wipe up spills and splashed bathwater promptly.
All stairs and steps need handrails along both sides, secured along the full length of the stairway.
Keep stairs and pathways clear of clutter.
In homes with babies and toddlers, use baby gates at the top and bottom of stairs.
Fire & Burn Prevention
Check the setting of your water heater and make sure it’s set no higher than 120 degrees F.
Install smoke alarms on each level of your home—especially in or near sleeping areas.
Test each smoke alarm every month by pushing the test button until you hear a loud noise.
Replace smoke alarm batteries with new ones at least once each year.
Know how to escape a fire. Find two exits out of every room – the door and possibly a window. Choose an outside meeting place in front of the home. Practice your plan twice a year with all members of the family.
Stay in the kitchen while food is cooking on the stove.
Make sure an adult is in the room constantly while a candle is burning.
Be sure to lock matches and lighters away from children.