If you are elderly, living alone at home, you should be more conscious than ever about your own safety in the present day world. The crime rate is increasing across the globe and seniors are more vulnerable to threats. These threats most probably are outside your home. However, being an elderly person living alone, if you follow these safety tips it will be easy for you to reduce the hazards and possibility of accidents in your house.
Kitchens appliances and equipment are equipped with whirring blades, open flames or hot ovens/stoves. The Kitchen area is more prone to household accidents. However, by following some important tips you can decrease the probability of any major accidents:
- Double-check the appliance in your kitchen. They must be turned off when you have finished using them.
- Avoid loose clothing when you are cooking and keep flammable materials out of reach of the stove.
- Never stand on ladders, if you are elderly you risk falling and injuring yourself, let some else do it for you.
- Turn the night light in your bathroom ON after dark so that you do not have to wander around blindly.
- Unplug electrical appliances such as curling irons, and makeup mirror after use.
3. Around the town safety
Everyone needs to take extra precautions in public areas these days, especially seniors. They are unfortunately an easy target for robbers and criminals. Here are some of the tips that you should keep in your mind as a senior while travelling around your hometown:
- Always be aware about the movements in your surroundings and report any suspicious activities to the authorities.
- Carry only small amount of cash in your wallet or even better, no cash, just debit/credit cards
- Download and Install OnGuardhelp app, which is a Personal Safety app for Smartphones and Tablets. It will send an alert to family, friends or first responders (Police, Fire or EMS) with just a single tap, whenever the user is in trouble.