10 Occupational Therapy Tips for Home Safety Shared by Maddak OT Circleâ„˘ Program Members
Use strings or attach items to light switches to be more accessible and easier to turn on/off. Make sure switches are not blocked by items like furniture or things that may cause falls (e.g., rugs). Anonymous
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Add grab bars in the shower or on the wall for easy transfers. Inesha S.
Lower everyday necessities to chest level for energy conservation. Andrea C. Harrison MS, OTR/L Clear visibility and lighting to reduce the risk of falls. Alexis Woodhouse Grab bar at the toilet.
Remove any unnecessary rugs and thresholds. Both pose as serious fall risks. Madison Wineland Toilet handles to provide bathroom transfer safety. Anonymous
Use bright colors on important switches and knobs for people with low vision (e.g., stovetop knobs).
9 Use contrasting colored tape on stairs to prevent falls. 10 Use twist ties to bundle power/cable cords to prevent Hailey G.
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