Active Calls:

Senior Citizen Safety

  • Space heaters should have a minimum of a three-foot clearance of combustible material.
  • Wear tight fitting or rolled up sleeves while cooking over the stove.
  • Never leave cooking unattended.
  • Do not cook when you are drowsy.
  • Cool burns with cool water for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Remember to stop, drop and roll if your clothes catch fire.
  • Make sure that you know what your smoke alarm sounds like, and test them once a month. Change the batteries twice a year.
  • Call 9-1-1 for emergencies, Have the number posted near your phone.
  • Physical exercise will build strength and improve your coordination.
  • Take your time getting out of chairs and out of bed. Get your balance before you start to walk.
  • Clear the stairs, hallways and walkways of trash, electrical cords and clutter.
  • Have your eyes checked regularly. Poor vision can increase your chance of falling down.
  • Use non-slip mats in the bathtub or shower. Install grab bars near the toilet, shower and bathtub.
  • Use only throw rugs with rubber non-skid backing.
  • Have handrails installed along the full length of both sides of stairs inside and outside the home.
  • Wear sturdy, well-fitted low heeled shoes with non-slip soles.
  • Wet cigarettes butts and ashes before emptying ashtrays into the trash.
  • Never smoke while you are lying down, drowsy, in bed, or on medication.