Name: A Safe Environment Plan
Clear walkway, clear paths to the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and other rooms where an individual resides
Remove or secure carpets.
Install handrails and ramps as needed
Add assistive devices in the bathroom
Walking aid as needed
Wear flat, wide-toed shoes.
Raise thresholds, steps or stairs. Install a rail or handle on the wall where the individual steps up or over. Install railings on both sides of the stairs, extending beyond the last step in either direction. This gives additional support while climbing up and down the stairs and including your approach to the stairs.
If a walker is being used consider keeping one upstairs and one downstairs, rather than bringing one up and down.
Address critical hazards such as hot water temperature and falling object in shower area
Fix slipping, tripping, and balance hazards throughout the home
Remove physical barriers like rough floor transitions and blocked walkways
Adjust the kitchen and pantry for easy food preparation and eating
Simplify bedding the sleeping area
Ensure the bathroom is usable with limited mobility and safe when wet
Arrange help with housework, grocery shopping, and traveling to appointments
Create a list of emergency contacts and post it prominently in the home for easy reference
Reassess the home setup and reevaluate the individuals plan periodically, to allow for setbacks and progress.