Safety in the Home

Safety in the Home

The home is a common place to receive care.

That is why patient safety is a major concern. It is important to have a plan in case of an emergency, and to prepare so you or your loved one is safe in the home. This section provides some useful tips on how to prepare for an emergency, get your home ready for a loved one to come home from the hospital and how to safely use and maintain oxygen.

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Infection Control

If a member of the family has an infection, they may risk spreading it to a person who is “at risk.” It is important that the patient’s home and surroundings are always kept as clean as possible.

Fire Safety

If a fire starts in your home you will have less than two minutes to escape. Having a working fire detector is not the only thing you can do. Thinking through some common ahead of time can make a big difference.

Oxygen Safety

Always use oxygen carefully. Follow these safety precautions when using oxygen.

Fall Prevention

Falls are a common occurrence in the older population.These guidelines have been provided to help reduce the risk of falling.

Prepare for an Emergency

The goal of being prepared for an emergency is to maintain continuity of your care and keep you safe. Your safety is our main priority.