10 Tips for Making Your Home Safer

• Install handrails on both sides of all steps (inside and outside);

• Place Grab bars in strategic areas of the bathroom to avoid slips and falls.

• Secure all carpets and area rugs with double-sided tape;

• Install easy to grasp shaped handles for all drawers and cabinet doors

• Use brighter bulbs in all settings

• Install nightlights in all areas of night activity

• Add reflective, non-slip tape on all non-carpeted stairs

• Install lever handles for all doors

• Place a bench near entrances for setting down purchases and resting;

• Install closet lights, as well as adjustable rods and shelves

• Install rocker light switches; consider illuminated ones in select areas.

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