Essay about Home Safety Assessment

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Home Safety Assessment

Safety Assessment

July 28, 2013

Safety Assessment 2 M. H. is a 74-year-old Caucasian female who lives with her husband and two grandchildren in one story modest home in a rural area in northern Texas. A safety assessment was performed on a Friday afternoon on July 26, 2013. Marian was
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There is no posted list of emergency contact numbers; she reports all emergency contact numbers are in her cell phone for safekeeping. She carries her phone with her when she ambulates and keeps it on her table beside her chair when she is setting. She assures the interviewer that an emergency plan is in place in case of a fire. There are three smoke alarms, one in the kitchen and one in each bedroom. Her grandson that lives with her Safety Interview 3 checks and replaces the battery at least twice a year. There are no fire extinguishers in the home. Her home is heated with central heating and is cooled with central air conditioning. Marian H. or none of her family smoke cigarettes. Her electrical cords are not frayed and all the outlets and switches are covered with cover plates. She is unaware of the temperature setting on the water heater, but her husband reports it is set at the manufactures recommended setting. She reports using an electric blanket in the winter months because her feet are always cold. Her stove is electric and she uses a microwave for heating food periodically. M. H. lives in her own home with her husband and two grandchildren. One of the grandchildren is 25 years old and a college student and the other is 10 years old. Her husband ambulates well without assistance