Home Care Safety Tips

Family/ Parenting - Caregiving
By: tamron    
08-Nov-2010

Introduction:Unseen dangers in the house hold that no one thinks about or realizes for children and the elderly.

  • 01

    Shoes

    I know what you're thinking but shoes are suppose to protect your feet. That maybe true but certain types of shoes are very dangerous. Shoes with shoe strings are very dangerous to both children and the elderly. Think about when you where a kid. How many times did you trip over your shoe strings? Flip flops and sandals are especially bad for people with diabetes. Flip flops and sandals get very slippery on damp surfaces. You also risk snagging you foot on something or smashing the toes.

  • 02

    Throw Rugs

    Even the rubber backing throw rugs you might not slip on the rug but you risk tripping over the rug. Throw rugs of any sort are especially dangerous for the elderly. Elderly people trip and fall because of throw rugs every year. (Throw rugs cause death every year.)

  • 03

    Stove

    Stoves are dangerous for both elderly and children. Children tend to be attracted to knobs everything they play with has knobs so small children think the knobs on the stove are a toy. Elderly that have trouble walking grab the knobs on stove for balance. Elderly with Alzheimer's or just plane forgetful risk leaving the stove on. (Take Knobs off when not in use) especially gas stoves.

  • 04

    Dishes

    Dishes pose a great danger to both children and mentally disabled adults. Dishes made out of glass. Knives or any kind of pointy sharp utensils that they can fall on or cut them selves. Keep out of reach for both children and mentally disabled adults.

  • 05

    Poisons

    Safety latches don't always work don't trust safety latches. You run the risk of a child learning to open whatever it is that you have latched. Same with mentally disabled adults also mentally disabled adults tend to have great strength and force the cabinets or drawers open.


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