June is designated as Home Safety Month and sponsored by the Home Safety Council. The council explains that this is a perfect time to prepare yourself and your family for an emergency. “Planning ahead can keep you and your family safe if a flood, fire, flu pandemic, terrorist attack, or other public health emergency strikes”.
Take these steps to prepare for an emergency:
• Do a walk-through of your home. Check your smoke alarms, child safety locks, and first aid supplies. For seniors, a home safety and falls prevention checklist can identify potential hazards.
• Prepare an emergency supply kit.
• Make a family emergency plan.
• Stay informed.
Read more in our post about Disaster Preparedness for Seniors and Elder Caregivers.
In honor of Home Safety Month, we will be providing some additional resources, tips and considerations for seniors: aging in place tips, elderly home safety advice and ways to maintain independence and health in the home as you age. Subscribe to our blog feed or newsletter for regular updates.
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