Tips for Independent Living and Home Safety
Organize and Simplify - Keep similar items together (a basket for all TV remotes). Return items to their original place. Eliminate clutter!
Technology - Use talking watches, calculators, telephones, computers, etc.
Label for Identification - Use boldface and large print lettering, Braille labels, safety pins, rubber bands, raised stick-on dots, electronic labels, etc.
Remove Tripping Hazards - Remove throw rugs, low tables, footstools, cords, etc.
Countertop Appliances - Use electric kitchen appliances like toaster ovens, crock-pots, microwaves, and George Foreman-style grills instead of the oven and burners.
Emergency Planning - Be able to dial 911 independently. Clearly identify exits and know how to get out of your home.