People age 65 and older are especially vulnerable to falls and fires in the home. This 4-part downloadable Home Safety checklist can be used by older adults to check their homes for hazards. It can also be used as a helpful resource by home health care workers.
When it comes to fire, adults over age 65 are at greater risk than any other group. As most fire deaths occur in the home, it is important that older people know how to protect themselves. If you have a relative or friend in this vulnerable group, please take a few minutes to complete the fire safety check of their home. It could be a lifesaver.