Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A safer home for senior citizens

Consider the following to look after the elderly people at home:
  • Install bright lights in dark corner and along stairs.
  • Use non-slip flooring or wall-to-wall carpeting.
  • Buy heavier chairs that won't slide backwards or topple over. Choose furniture with rounded edges.
  • Put a coloured strip on the edge of hard-to-see steps.
  • Use a shower instead of a bathtub.
  • Don't smoke especially in bed.
  • Make prearrangement with your neighbours in case of emergencies.

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