How to Use the Home Safety Tool Kit

How to Use the Home Safety Tool Kit:

#1. Is your loved-one returning home in the next 1-3 days?
YES: Download the QUICK START GUIDE here:

NO: Proceed ...
to question #2

#2. Is your loved-one returning home within the next 1-2 weeks?
YES: Follow the directions below

#2a Download and print out THE HOME SAFETY CHECKLIST here:

#2b Walk through house checking for areas of concern within each Home Zone. (Checkmark concerns on print out)

#2c Once walk-thru is done, return to HOME SAFETY TOOL KIT series on computer

#2d When a NO box has been checked, click on the corresponding Home Zone number for the VIDEO links and/or Equipment links to learn how to address concerns in that zone

Home Zone Key:
1=Home Entrance
2=Living Room
7=General Safety Tips

No: Talk to the facility discharge planner about making plans for your loved-one's return home.

#3. When should I start planning for my loved-one's discharge from a healthcare facility?

Discharge planning should begin on the day of admission

Note: THE HOME SAFETY TOOL KIT & THE EQUIPMENT INDEX are interactive documents. Clicking on video links or equipment links will direct the viewer to additional videos or equipment details, respectively

Who would benefit from using THE HOME SAFETY TOOL KIT?
Anyone coming home from the hospital or healthcare facility
Anyone having an upcoming surgery
Anyone with a decline in function

Helps prepare ahead of time for an improved transition home
Helps improve safety and function in the home
Helps to reduce fall risk

What is included in THE HOME SAFETY TOOL KIT?
Home Safety Checklist
Quick Start Guide
Equipment Index
Videos for instruction/demonstration

*All equipment links found in this series are Amazon Affiliate links.