If you have elderly ones living in your home, you are probably concerned with their welfare. Caring for aging parents can be very stressful, and it is not made any easier if they were to get hurt, so you should do your best to make sure your home is as safe as possible for an older person. It might require that you really put yourself in their shoes, considering how having poor eyesight, hearing and balance would affect moving around in your home.

If you have carpet in your home, it’s important that it is firmly attached to the floor to ensure that it doesn’t turn into a tripping hazard. Your tub should have slip resistant material installed to protect them when they take a shower, and you should also consider installing a sturdy railing for them to grab onto when getting in and out.

If your parents have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, or something similar that causes them to get confused easily, you might also need to put in devices that will keep them from turning on gas stoves or similar appliances and then leaving them on, creating a life threatening situation.