Occupational Tips

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  • Remove all rugs because they can cause falls and other accidents
  • Install stable railings near all stairs
  • Make sure all rooms are adequately and evenly lit
  • Ensure there is a light switch near the entrance of every room
  • Store all dangerous substances, including medicines, in a safe place
  • Leave a light on in the bathroom every night
  • Label cabinets with words and/or pictures so they are easily identified
  • Put an isolation valve on a gas cooker so the stove cannot be turned on and left on
  • Record and place important phone numbers in a convenient location
  • Install lever-style door handles that do not require twisting
  • Add grab bars to the shower or tub