An important thing that should be done is to look for ways to reduce tripping risks. There are many items throughout the home that could become a tripping hazard. All types of appliances that requires a cord need to be arranged in such a way so that the cord is not stretched along a walkway area. This could even mean you have to arrange furniture differently to do so. Another important thing to think about with electrical cords is the condition they are in. Do they look old and frayed? Do they run underneath carpeting or rugs? Are they attached to walls and baseboards etc. with nails and staples? These are all potential fire hazards if not checked.
Many older people prefer carpeting in their home so it’s a good idea to check the condition of carpets and rugs. Make sure that all rugs have a good rubber backing so that they are not easy to slip on. Check all carpets for signs of wear and tear and ensure carpet adhesive is still keeping the carpet firmly in place. If carpeting begins to loosen and stick up in places it will easily become a tripping hazard.
This is just a couple of the areas of an elderly person’s home that should be checked to make sure they are not a danger to them.