Home Safety Checklist

Sometimes the familiar home we love becomes an unfriendly place. Access Outreach aims to help address safety problems that may be present or are potentially hazardous. Itís important to identify and prioritize areas that need immediate attention. For example, stairs may become barriers and bathrooms may no longer be safe.

Through our assessment process, our team of experts will help identify potential problem areas with you. Below is a list to help you begin thinking about areas that need improvement for better access and safety.

 

Exterior Entrances and Exits
    • Repairs, Accessibility Ramps, Custom Handrails, Door Handles, Locks, Peepholes
 

Interior Doors, Stairs, and Hallways
    • Widening of Doorways for Appropriate Width, Door Handles, Levers, Hinges, Thresholds, Clear Pathways, and Custom Handrails
 

Bathroom
    • Bathroom Access Devices, Grab bars, Elevated Toilet Seat, Bench, Barrier-Free Shower, Adjustable Shower Head, and Adjusted Counters, Mirrors and Shelves
 

Kitchen
    • Customized Sink and Counter Heights, Cabinets, Drawers, Doors and Handles, Adjustable Shelving, Sitting Knee Clearance, and Rounded Counter Tops
 

Living, Dining, Bedroom
    • Widen or Clear Pathways, Access to and from Chairs and Beds, Bed Rails, Raise Furniture To Appropriate Height
 

Laundry Room
    • Customized Counter Tops, Relocate Appliances
 

Closets
    • Adjustable Closet Rods and Shelves
 

Windows
    • Easily Accessible Handles and Locks Placed at Appropriate Heights
 

Outlets and Controls
    • Installation or Adjusting of Light fixtures, Electrical Outlets, Switches, and Controls
 

Note: Appropriate floor surface and adequate lighting is required for all above areas.