Living Room Safety Tips
Since the living room is a common place to relax and entertain friends it is important that it be a safe environment. The following are a few suggestions on how to safety-proof your living room if you or someone you love is living with PD.
Did you know older adults require two-to-three times more lighting than younger adults?
- All furniture is secure, sturdy and does not swivel.
- Adequate lighting for reading to minimize eye-strain.
- Adequate space to move around furniture
- Adjustable blinds or shades to regulate glare.
- All pathways and walkways are free of clutter including throw rugs to minimize the risk of falling.
- All cords including, but not limited to, phone cords and extension cords are out of the flow of foot traffic.
- Install a smoke alarm to alert you of fire danger.
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Medical content reviewed by: Nina Browner, MD—Medical Director of the NPF Center of Excellence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in North Carolina and by Fernando Pagan, MD—Medical Director of the NPF Center of Excellence at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.