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My mother still lives on her own and I want to make sure her home is safe for a senior living independently. Would anyone recommend a home safety checklist? I've checked out AARP and Seniorsafetyreviews.com, where else should I be looking?

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Council on Aging is a wonderful resource. They can answer questions and you can ask for her to receive assistance for light housekeeping, meals on wheels, help with bathing. They will go to her home and do an assessment to see if she qualifies for any services and make sure she is safe in her home.
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I would request a referral for a occupational therapist, they make sure that the house doesn't have hazards and define what equipment would help keep the senior safe.

The fire department will come in and see if there are any fire hazards that need to be addressed, such as newspaper stored to close to a fire source, electrical outlets not covered and that type of inspection.
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Community reeling after Calimesa fire obliterates mobile home park, killing woman. Residents were reeling Friday after a fast-moving fire started by burning trash quickly swept through their mobile home park, killing an elderly woman who could not escape the flames. Family members of Lois Arvickson confirmed the 89-year-old died in the fire. Don Turner, Arvickson’s son, and his wife, Kimberly, spent Thursday night at an evacuation center, desperate to hear news of his mother, who lived alone at the Villa Calimesa Mobile Home Park. She was on the phone with her son when the blaze, dubbed the Sandalwood fire, reached the park.
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A home healthcare agency or Physical Therapist may agree to come to her home to check things out. Your local, fire department may also have a community officer who would come out. It’s better to have someone come out in person to see the house.
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