Accidents, Falls, Tripping, Pain, Death, Recovery, Hospitalization, Rehabilitation, Broken Bones, Head Injury – Desirable? No! – Avoidable? Yes!

Home Safety Inspections - But First - Home Safety Short Story First time visiting my posts and website? If so, welcome, or welcome back and thank you.  Please read the short story in red.  Goal is to provide useful, acurate, brief as possible, source for personal and home safety. Following this short story - this weeks Home Safety Post. If personal and home safety is not what your looking for, I have saved you some time. Please remember…

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Has Universal Design (UD) had an impact on home safety? Has UD prevented falls or other accidents around the home?

I have searched the internet for studies on the success of UD regarding home safety.  Such studies may be available, but I have not discovered them yet.Simply stated, UD principles were created in 1997.  From Wikipedia, “Universal design is the design of buildings, products or environments to make them accessible to all people, regardless of age, disability or other factors.The term "universal design" was coined by the architect Ronald Mace to describe the concept of designing all products and the built environment to be aesthetic and usable to…

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A Very Short Overview Of “Universal Design”

UD Or Universal Design Is A Basic Building Block To "Home Safety" Features--It Is Worth The Time - Please Read In the 1980’s and 90’s, significant progress was made in defining “accessibility” or the ability to safely move around a building and “use” the features of your building or home.  The term “Universal Design” or “UD” was defined.  Simply stated, “UD” defined how to eliminate obstacles to mobility and make it easy to preform basic functions i.e., opening…

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Home Safety – Improve Home Safety With Great Spot Lighting – Every 11 Seconds An Older Adult Is Treated In An Emergency Room For A Fall – Every 19 Minutes An Older Adult Dies From A Fall

Lighting reflects our home safety values Most of us look at lighting as a part of our life that reflects our mood.  Maybe we should look at lighting as a way to keep us in a good mood.  Proper lighting is safe lighting. Lighting helps us avoid accidents.  Keep yourself in a good mood with great room lighting. Home Safety - Please Read The Short Story In Red Below First time visiting my posts and website? If so, welcome, or welcome back…

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Lighting – A Home Safety Tool To Avoid Falls At Home

Home Safety - Please Read The Short Story In Red Below First time visiting my posts and website? If so, welcome, or welcome back and thank you.  Please read the short story in red. Goal is to provide useful, acurate, brief as possible, source for personal and home safety.Post subject follows this short story.If personal and home safety is not what your looking for, I have saved you some time. Please remember this post when you do need help…

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