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Home Safety Checklist

Companion Care For Clients of all ages

 

Companion Care of Maryland

  • Emergency plan in case of fire


  • Adequate lighting throughout the house/nightlights


  • Ensure lamp, extension/telephone cords away from high traffic areas


  • Avoid polished floors - remove all non-skid resistant rugs and runners


  • Emergency numbers (i.e. Police, Fire, Local Poison control, Family and Neighbors contact information) - written in large print and posted on phone, fridge


  • Ensure smoke detectors work on every floor - keep floors and walkway uncluttered


  • Secure railings


  • Attach carpet stair treadsAscertain ability to reach dishes, pots and outlets


  • Install grab bars in tub and/or shower area


  • Apply textured strips on the floors of the tubs or showers


  • Install hand held shower nozzle

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  • Replace existing switches with a "glow switch"


  • Water temperature thermostat should be set to 120 degrees or lower