There are currently 40 million people aged 65 or older in the United States. By 2050, that number will increase to 88 million. At Protect America, we’ve assembled a short guide to insuring the safety of older adults at home.
Click or Tap on the circles to learn about home safety.
Install a nonskid matt or strips in your shower or bath’s standing area. Have a carpenter install grab bars in your bath or shower, and next to the toilet. Install elevated toilet seats, if necessary.
Have an emergency escape plan ready. Install smoke detectors on every floor and in every bedroom. Install a carbon monoxide detector. Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen.
Post emergency numbers on or near the telephone.
A medical alert can be a great way to insure a loved one is safe. Alternately, use a ‘buddy system’ to routinely check on your loved one.
Rearrange any furniture that could restrict movement. Remove low furniture such as coffee tables and footstools.
Set your water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This will reduce your risk of scalding.
Install handrails on both sides of your stairs. Clearly mark the beginning and end of your stairs. Install light switches at both the top and bottom of stairways.
Install door handles with lever-actions instead of round knobs. Make sure door thresholds are low and beveled, or nonexistent. Make sure your front and back doors have bolted locks and peepholes.
Are you ready to make your home and family safer? Call us today:1-888-991-5877
The best price in security - starting at only $19.99/mo. See all of our packages.
24/7 security, fire, and smoke monitoring
Simple, do-it-yourself setup with installation support from our security experts.
* Standard home security alarm monitoring agreement required with approved credit. Offer subject to change. Offer valid for new customers only. Void where prohibited. Offer Expires: 08/31/2020
* Information used for home security alarm system comparisons was obtained November 2011 through telephone and online research. ADT prices: based on total out-of-pocket expense to obtain services; installation based on fees for similar home security equipment packages; "Monitoring" price listed includes the additional "warranty" or "extended service plan".
The BEST BUY SEAL is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license.
© 1992 – 2017 Protect America, Inc. All rights reserved