Fire Prevention Tips from Home Care Aides in Plymouth, Canton, Dearborn, and Livonia, MI
Learn more about what our home care aides have to say about fire safety in Plymouth, MI and the surrounding areas
Fires at home are always dangerous, but they can be even more dangerous for seniors. Slower reaction times, limited mobility and other problems mean that seniors have a greater risk of being injured in a house fire. Our home care aides can help keep seniors stay safe at home and can improve fire safety around the home.
Seniors tend to be predisposed to fire accidents and other home emergencies due to declining physical and mental capabilities. Our home care aides understand that the elderly need to be extra cautious when it comes to home safety and fire prevention.
Tips on fire prevention & keeping safe during fire accidents
- Use of smoke detectors; the use of smoke detectors is recommended for alerting you in case of looming fire disasters. They should be positioned appropriately for instance on ceilings, sleeping rooms and at least one needs to be in place for each floor as may apply.
- Devise a plan of action; you need to have a simple and elaborate way of tackling a fire accident. This will range from the escape, the escape routes, walking aids and the means of containing a fire.
- Correct the electrical circuit problems; electrical circuit faults should be corrected promptly as a precaution.
- Take on more appropriate cooking habits; be keen in the kitchen to avoid fire accidents besides adopting the use of non-greasy utensils. Have an ABC fire extinguisher in your kitchen just in case.
Elderly Care at Home
Even with the increased safety risks that come from seniors living independently, seniors are often much happier and healthier living at home. Our home care aides can help lower the risk of fire in your senior loved one’s home. To learn more, please contact us online or call us today.