As senior citizens, we have a two-fold concern when it comes to keeping our homes safe and hazard-free. We need to protect our own safety and that of other seniors. But we also need to keep in mind the grandchildren and our children when they come to our homes for visits. How can we be sure we’ve done all we can to keep our homes from being the source of accidents and injuries? Here are some websites to help you understand the precautions you should take to protect yourself and those you love.
This is a wonderful site filled with articles and checklists for all sorts of safety. The information is age specific and extensive. There are articles on bike safety, boating safety, playground safety and skating and skateboarding safety, just to name a few.
This child-friendly site offers short articles to read or listen to. They are on various safety topics such as water safety in the home, firearm safety, first aid and prevention of cuts.
This site focuses on the items you should have in your home to be safe. It includes such items as baby monitors, fire extinguishers, first aid kits and more.
This is a comprehensive checklist of ways to protect your home step by step. The
Guide covers general home safety, kitchen and bathroom safety and safe drug use and storage.