Home Safety

We think of home as a place of safety. But as we age, for some of us the home can become a place of hazards without our realising it.

One out of every three falls happen because of hazards in your home, rather than medical or unsteadiness problems. Here are some examples:

  • Do you struggle or worry about getting in and out of your bath safely?
  • Are your carpets and rugs smooth and taped down at the edges?
  • Do you have a light within arm’s reach of your bed?
  • Are your stairs well lit?
  • Is your front door secure? 
  • Do you have to step carefully over trailing TV, phone or other wires?
  • Can you reach the toilet safely and quickly at night?

Ask your GP to refer you for a free Home Safety Check to make your life at home safer.