• Remove any furniture that is not needed.

  • Place remaining furniture so that there is enough space for a walker or wheelchair.

  • Once the person in your care has gotten used to where the furniture is, do not change it.

  • Make sure furniture will not move if it is leaned on.

  • Make sure the armrests of a favorite chair are long enough to help the person get up and down.

  • Add cushioning to sharp corners on furniture, cabinets, and vanities.

  • Remove clutter.

  • Remove all hazards that might lead to tripping.

  • Adjust or remove rapidly closing doors.

  • Cover exposed hot-water pipes.

  • Use child-proof plugs in all electrical outlets.

  • Lock the cellar and garage doors; hide the garage remote control.

  • Remove all sharp items.

  • Install safety latches/locks on the doors and fenced/ gated exteriors. Install alarms on the doors.

  • Store car keys in a locked container.