Alzheimers Home Safety Checklist





I searched the internet trying to find a Alzheimers home safety checklist. I couldn't find one that covered every area and could be printed out so I put this one together. I believe I covered most of the important areas. This Alzheimers home safety checklist can be printed out. If you have someone living in your home with Alzheimer's Disease it would be a good idea to do this as soon as possible.




Alzheimers Home Safety Checklist for Outside of the House:

Yes or No

___ ___ the top and bottom of the stairs are marked with bright yellow or white tape?

___ ___ a handrail on both sides of the stairs?

___ ___ locks on windows and doors (a spare key hidden outside the home or give one to a nearby

friend or neighbor)?

___ ___ extra outdoor lighting for good nighttime visibility, especially on stairs and walkways?

___ ___ all poisonous plants removed from the house and yard?

Alzheimers Home Safety Checklist for Inside the House

Yes or No

___ ___ the top and bottom of the stairs are marked with bright yellow or white tape?

___ ___ a handrail on both sides of the stairs?

___ ___ adequate lighting throughout the home?

___ ___ entryways, halls and floors free of clutter, extension cords and scatter rugs?

___ ___ childproof covers over plugs?

___ ___ computers and information stored on them protected( password protection)?

___ ___ doors labeled such as bedroom and bathroom?

___ ___ furniture arranged to allow easy movement through room?

___ ___ cushioning added to sharp corners on furniture and cabinets?

___ ___ monitors or intercoms in house?

___ ___ a telephone and flashlight where they are easily available?

___ ___ all hazards that might lead to tripping have been removed?

___ ___ firearms are removed from the house or stored in a locked cabinet?

___ ___ answering machine on and set it to turn on after the fewest number of rings possible?

___ ___ decals at eye level on sliding glass doors, picture windows,

or furniture with large glass panels to identify the glass pane?

Kitchen:

Yes or No

___ ___ there is a working fire extinguisher?

___ ___ childproof door latches on storage cabinets and drawers?

___ ___ all household cleaning products locked away?

___ ___ matches, knives, scissors, blades, small appliances, and anything valuable locked away?

___ ___ a drain trap in the kitchen sink to catch small items?

___ ___ knobs removed from the stove or safety covers on?

___ ___ smoke alarm istalled (check batteries monthly)?

___ ___ a night-light in the kitchen?

___ ___ garbage disposal dismantled?

___ ___ junk drawers are emptied (small items may be mistakenly eaten)?

___ ___ emergency contact numbers posted in plain sight?

___ ___ area rugs in front of sink or under the table are removed?

___ ___ handles of pots and pans facing towards the back of the stove?

Bathroom:

Yes or No

___ ___ door locks that can be opened from both sides?

___ ___ safety grab bars in the tub or shower?

___ ___ non-slip mats in the bath tub or on the shower floors?

___ ___ water heater to 120 degrees or less?

___ ___ all small rugs removed?

___ ___ a raised toilet seat with handrails, or install grab bars beside the toilet

(assist in lowering and lifting off of the toilet)?

___ ___ a light on in the bathroom at night?

___ ___ medicine cabinet empty of all medicines(including over the counter medicines

(such as cough syrup)?

___ ___ all razors removed (An electric razor is the safest to use, best used with

(a mirror outside the bathroom to avoid water contact)?

___ ___ a foam rubber faucet cover (often used for small children) in the tub to prevent serious injury?

___ ___ plastic shower stool and a hand-held showerhead to make bathing easier?

___ ___ all cleaning products removed from under the sink, and locked them away?

___ ___ all small electrical appliances removed from the bathroom?

___ ___ all electrical outlets covered?

___ ___ use a single faucet that mixes hot and cold water in the shower, tub,

(and sink to avoid burns?

___ ___ drain traps in sinks to catch small items that may be lost or flushed down the drain?

Bedrooms:

Yes or No

___ ___ a smoke detector in the patient's bedroom?

___ ___ childproof covers over plugs?

___ ___ an intercom device (often used for infants) to alert you to any noises

(indicating falls or a need for help?

___ ___ a nightlight?

___ ___ corner of nightstand cushioned?

___ ___ all throw rugs removed?

___ ___ clear straight path to doorway?

Livng/ Dining Rooms:

Yes or No

___ ___ all electrical cords out of sight?

___ ___ all throw rugs removed?

___ ___ furniture arranged to allow easy walkway?

___ ___ all furniture is stable and does not move when leaned on?

Basement/ Laundry Rooms:

Yes or No

___ ___ stairs marked with bright white or yellow tape?

___ ___ all cleaning supplies in a locked cabinet?

___ ___ small appliances locked up?

___ ___ walkway free of clutter?

Garage/Sheds:

Yes or No

___ ___ power tools and other dangerous equipment where they are not accessible?

___ ___ car keys safely locked away?

___ ___ doors have double locks on them?




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