Home Safety Check list
Falls are often due to hazards that are easy to fix once we are aware of them.
Bluebird Care has developed a home safety check list to help you take care at home by identifying potential risks.
This list identifies most of the common hazards that could cause falls. Homes come in all manner of shapes and sizes. if something does not apply to your home, move on to the next question. For example, if you live in a flat or bungalow, questions relating to stairs may not apply to you. We suggest you print the home safety checklistr and fill it in as you look around your home by entering a tick or a cross against each item.
A slip- resistant rug is next to the bathtub or shower
A mounted or suction liquid soap dispenser is on the bathtub or the shower wall
A non- slip mat is on the bathroom floor or in the bath
A sturdy plastic seat (shower chair) is placed in the bathtub
There is a raised toilet seat or a toilet seat with armrests to maintain balance getting on or off the toilet
An extra long mirror over the sink so it can be used when sitting
Items for washing and drying are within reach
The bathroom is well lit
Clutter is cleared from the floors so that nothing is in the way. Lamp, torch and telephone are within easy reach near the bed. Night lights are placed alongside the walkway to from the bedroom to the bathroom. A raised mattress is available to get in and out of bed easily. The bedroom is well lit.
There are no loose rugs or mats in the kitchen. A step stool with a handrail is available to reach upper cabinets. Non- skid floor wax has been used on the floor. A counter top toaster is available to avoid leaning over to or trying to reach an oven. Ensure the kitchen is well lit.
Ensure stairways are well lit and floor coverings are in good repairs and are securely fixed. The stairways have a strong handrails, preferably on both sides.
Carpet is not patterned or deep pile. Carpet should be a solid colour to show the edges of steps more clearly. A brightly coloured piece of tape can be used if there is difficulty seeing the edge of the stairs.
How to find the right care for you or your relative
1. Find your local office
Bluebird Care delivers care from locally based offices, find yours to start your care journey today.
2. Get in touch with us
Fill in our call back form or give us a call to find out how we can help you.
We’ll come out to you to find out what you or your loved one needs to help stay independent at home.
4. Care team chosen & care starts
You'll be cared for by our specially trained team to support you to remain at home for as long as possible.