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Please take a moment to review the information in this brochure to help keep you safe.


Fire Safety

  • Fire regulations recommend one smoke detector on every level of the home. Check batteries on detectors at regular intervals.

  • Develop evacuation plan to exit the residence in the event of a fire. Establish clear pathways to all exits. Do not block exits with furniture or boxes.

  • Prioritize family members who are independent, non-ambulatory, or will require assistance.

  • Have key accessible near deadbolt lock doors.

  • Do not leave cooking unattended for extended

  • Kerosene heaters, wood stoves, fireplaces should not be left unattended while in use. Chimneys should be inspected annually to avoid dangerous build up.

  • Do not smoke in bed. Do not smoke cigarettes if you are drowsy or have taken a pain medication.

  • Keep a fire extinguisher where areas where fire could happen, such as tin your kitchen.

  • If there is a fire in your home, get everyone out first then call 911 or the fire department once you are out of the house and safe.

Electrical Safety

  • Cords should not be placed beneath furniture and rugs.

  • Frayed cords should be replaced.

  • Extension cords should not be overloaded.

  • Multiple outlets should be grounded.

  • Do not use outlet if sparks or smoke appear, or if outlets become very warm..

  • Keep flashlights and extra batteries handy in case a loss of electricity occurs.

  • Do not touch electrical wires with wet hands.


Emergency Plan

  • Store supplies and waste out of reach of children and pets.

  • Know how to call 911 or emergency medical transportation (ambulance).

  • Locate at least one phone where it is accessible in the event an accident renders a person unable to stand.

  • Emergency numbers should be posted near the phone, including the numbers of your physician, clinician and family / significant other.

Oxygen Safety

  • Do not smoke or allow others to smoke near where Oxygen is being stored. There should be “No Smoking” signs posted.

  • Keep Oxygen canisters at least 5 to 10 feet away from a heat source or open flame.

  • Know how to work your oxygen equipment.

  • Make sure oxygen tanks are upright, held in place and not laying on the floor. Use the appropriate holder provided by your oxygen company.

  • Avoid using extension cords or multi-outlet adaptors near your oxygen equipment.

  • Do not store your oxygen tanks in an area exposed to the sun.

  • Do not change your oxygen dosage unless your doctor tells you to change it.

  • Let your utility/power company know that you use oxygen and need it in case of a power failure.

  • Turn off your oxygen when not in use.

  • Keep oxygen equipment in a well ventilated area. Do not store oxygen in a closet or in the trunk of your car.

  • Keep all flammable materials or petroleum-based products away from oxygen equipment.​


Environmental Safety

  • Rugs, runners and mats should be secured to floor with double sided adhesive, rubber matting, or be rubber backed.

  • Carpet edges should be tacked down. Torn, worn or frayed carpeting should be repaired, replaced or removed.

  • Cupboards should be organized so that frequently used items are on the lower shelves. Sturdy step stool should be used to reach items on higher shelves.

  • Handrails and hand grips should be secure.

  • Heavy items should be stored flat on lower levels of closet to avoid falling and injuries.


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