Safety for Older Consumers - Home Safety Checklist

Safety for Older Consumers - Home Safety Checklist

Falls in and around the home are a top cause of injuries to older adults. Older adults also are at greater risk than others of dying in a house fire. Many of these and other injuries result from hazards that are easy to overlook, but also easy to fix. By spotting these hazards and taking simple steps to correct them, you can prevent injuries to yourself or visitors to your home.

Use this checklist to prepare for an emergency and to spot possible safety problems in your home.

Free publication from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, part of the Office of Information and Public Affairs.