HOME SAFE home; Anthony Dohrmann
Home safe home should be the feeling of every family across the nation, every time they enter their homes. Anthony Dorhmann has realized through the years that people don’t realize just how many incidents happen in the home, and believes we all just want to be safe at home! This is why the LaserShield Home Security System is useful to SO MANY people and their families who find themselves in a panic over an emergency that came about unexpectedly. In addition to the safety and security from burglaries and home invasion, LaserShield is also a tool for unexpected emergencies when help is needed…and needed fast!
Safety in your home; Anthony Dohrmann
Accidents happen, right? Not necessarily. In fact, some of the most common injuries that occur at home don’t have to happen. About a third of all injuries happen in the home, and they tend to hit small children and elderly adults most. While home experienced injuries can be serious or even fatal, preventing them generally just takes a little thought and time.
Over the next few weeks, Anthony Dohrmann will be offering a series of tips for improving the safety in your home on many levels. This first one though, is near and dear to his heart. In fact, it’s why he invented the Electronic Caregiver home medical alert system. He knew that in the United States, a Senior citizen who falls alone, lays for an average of 18 hours without intervention. The consequences of a fall combined with no medical attention can be horrific. You can see this life protector at http://www.electroniccaregiver.com.
Falls are one of the most common and yet most preventable health safety risks, especially to the elderly and to young children. Falls are the No. 1 cause of home injuries and death in the U.S., according to the Home Safety Council. The two groups most at risk for falls are children younger than 5 and adults over the age of 70 Anthony believes we can all take steps (no pun intended) to prevent way more accidental falls than we do currently.
Home Safety: Anthony Dohrmann Tips for Preventing Falls
Trying some of the following strategies to prevent falls at home, might help you make it a home safe home.
Let’s start in the one area of the house that sees more falls on average than any other…your bathroom. How about we make the bathroom a no-slip zone instead? Install grab bars and non-slip mats or appliques in the tub or shower. Use a bathmat with a nonskid bottom, like one of those memory foam super-absorbent mats. They’re great at soaking up the water as well as comfy on your feet!
Safety-proof stairs. Remove clutter from stairs and walkways. Stairs inside and out should have handrails, preferably on both sides. Have good lighting over stairs. Install that baby gate BEFORE they begin to crawl. For babies and toddlers, install hardware-mounted safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs. Pressure-mounted gates are less effective. Gates should have the JPMA (Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association) Certification Seal. Never use accordion-style gates.
- Put a guard on indoor lofts, landings, balconies, and stair banisters if your child can slip between the posts. Plexiglas is a good option because it bends, is easy to cut, and doesn’t shatter.
More easy tips for home safety from Anthony Dohrmann
Toss the throw rugs. Throw rugs are a big tripping hazard for young and old people. At the very least, tape or tack them to the floor.
Leave a light on. Ideally, have night-lights in bedrooms, bathrooms, and halls. If your crew has a tendency to get up earlier than the sun does, try using timers on your lighting so there’s no stumbling into the bathroom or the kitchen before they’re fully awake!
Make windows safe. Did you know that New York City cut children’s deaths from window-related falls by a third after requiring window guards? Window screens are not strong enough to prevent falls. Install window guards with quick-release mechanisms (in case of fire) on upper floor windows. Keep furniture away from windows, especially in children’s room, and always watch children around windows.
This is a really great start to begin making your home a safer place for you and all your loved ones. In the coming weeks, we will talk about more ways to make your home safe inside. And remember, LaserShield offers a dependable, easy-to-use solution for making your home safer from external dangers with plans that fit your budget and offers you and your loved ones priceless peace of mind.