A safe home and surroundings can help you maintain an independent lifestyle and can reduce the risk of falling.
Home Safety Checklist
Do the home safety checklist. It’s important to check your surroundings and take steps to make them safer. Do this…
Remember to replace your smoke alarm battery annually or ask family, neighbour or friends to help.
If this is not possible Fire Rescue NSW will do it through the Smoke Alarm & Battery Replacement Program. Contact your nearest NSW Fire Station.
Spot the 21 falls hazards around the home
What to do if you fall at home
Don’t panic. Stay quiet for a moment. Assess the situation …Look at this What to do if you fall at home
When using a ladder at home . . .
In one year in Australia, 1668 people aged 65 years and over were hospitalised because they fell from a ladder. Sixty-two percent of the injuries occurred in or around their home …Listen here
And finally – How to prevent fall hazards around the home …Watch this