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Home Safety FAQ

The following home safety FAQ is designed to help address the concerns that many face when deciding if, when, and how to make modifications in your home to reduce the risk of falls. You may have asked yourself the same questions before.

 

Question:

Isn't my home safer than anywhere else that I could be?

Answer:

While your home is familiar, there are innumerable hazards that can cause falls or other serious injury. Areas like the kitchen, bathroom, garage and basement represent significant risks for falls and injuries.

 

Question:

Won't it be expensive to modify my home and install extra safety equipment?

Answer:

Many of the changes that can be made to ensure home safety are inexpensive like installing additional lighting, mounting safety rails, and replacing or removing worn carpets.

 

Question:

Will all these changes make my house look less like a home and more like an institution?

Answer:

Medical supply manufacturers continue to produce more attractive fall prevention equipment that blends into existing design elements.

 

Question:

Are renters allowed to make these changes?

Answer: 

Landlords must allow modifications to the home in order to ensure the safety of their tenants according to the Fair Housing Amendments Act.

 

The home safety FAQ addresses some, but not all concerns regarding ensuring fall prevention in your home. Take an opportunity to assess your home and view the variety of fall prevention products available to you or contact a courteous home safety specialist today at 1-888-687-4334.

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