A shift in health care toward reduced hospital stays and an aging population are both factors that make caring for a friend or family member at home a growing part of today’s health care scene. Caring for someone medically outside the traditional hospital setting is not a new idea. Well before modern medicine, people were cared for at home out of necessity. Caretakers of past generations usually consisted of family members or friends.
When caring at home for an ill, aging or disabled person of any age, it is important to consider the safety of the home environment. What is involved in making the home environment safe?
Print this checklist and use it for a home inspection.