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Home Safety

Age In Place Services

Source: The National Aging in Place Council

Description:

National association for individuals from the aging, healthcare, financial services, legal, design and building sectors dedicated to helping aging persons have a healthy and comfortable life at home.


Fire Safety Checklist for Older Adults

Source: U.S. Fire Administration

Description:

Checklist about fireproofing the homes of older adults, special concerns for persons with disabilities; campaign reminds seniors and family caregivers: "Don't let your years of memories and your life today go up in flames."


Fire Safety for People with Disabilities

Source: National Fire Protection Association

Description:

Consumer information for home, workplace; includes factsheets and online tutorial.


Help Older Adults Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Description:

Fact sheet helps seniors, caregivers tell difference between CO poisoning and the flu, other conditions.


Home Fire Safety Videos for Seniors

Source: The Electrical Safety Foundation International

Description:

Videos cover general fire safety and safe use of home electrical equipment for older adults and families.


Home Modification Resources

Source: National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification

Description:

HomeMods.org website includes information for professionals and consumers from non-profit organization dedicated to promote aging in place and independent living for persons of all ages and abilities.


Home Modifications Fact Sheet

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Administration on Aging

Description:

Answers to frequently asked questions about home modification, including how to tell when you need it.


Home Repairs and Modifications Checklist

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Check for ways to make your home safer and more functional. Includes checklist for hiring a contractor.


Home Safety Inspection Checklist

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

This three-part form includes checklist items that should be part of any home safety inspection, to prevent falls, other accidents and fire, and make your home more secure.


Lighting the Way: a Key to Independence

Source: Lighting Research Center

Description:

Online booklet discusses steps to take to improve lighting in the home of seniors and people with disabilities.


Safety Tips for Older Adults

Source: National Fire Protection Association

Description:

Online information to help older adults and caregivers be prepared in case of fire.


Universal Home Design

Source: AARP

Description:

Information and practical resources for Universal Home Design--homes geared toward people of all ages and abilities.


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