Home RepairJR Keene2022-11-25T17:05:38-05:00 Most Homes Are Not Built For Aging In Place90% of senior adults plan to remain at home. Trouble is that home repairs and weatherization often get neglected. Most Homes Are Not Built For Aging In Place90% of senior adults plan to remain at home. Trouble is that home repairs and weatherization often get neglected. Home Maintenance Monthly Checks: Check home security system Check to be sure windows and doors securely lock Wash windows to maintain a good view of outside surrounding Maintain your yard (mow grass, pull weeds, pick up garbage, rake leaves) Check for burnout bulbs on outdoor lighting and motion sensor lighting Clean out clothes washer and dryer lint filter Check heating and air conditioner filters Survey tub, shower, sink faucet for leaks and repair as needed Clear clutter from floors in every room Tape down rugs Add handrails, grab bars, and anti-skid tape to stair steps Check for burned-out bulbs on night lights and motion sensor lighting Clean out the refrigerator and dispose of expired foods Check water filter, conditioner, and/or well system, add minerals as needed Be AwareRaising utility cost limit funds for home repairs Learn Moreread between the lines The RiskBroken appliances and fixtures increase fire and injury risk Learn Moreemotional pain hurts too Smart SolutionsReady to get organized? Learn Moreknowledge is power Find ServicesFinding help in your community Learn Moreyou’re not alone Shop for ProductsUse the right equipment to repair and organize home Learn Morefind comfort Self-careHere are some tips on how you can brighten someone’s day. Learn Morespread the love 5M+homes have no smoke detectors 38.6Mhomes qualify for government home weatherization programs 37%home fire deaths are over age 65 1st Step Home AssessmentPerform a thorough home safety assessment including all appliances, fixtures and HVAC. 2nd Step Utility Company AssessmentUtility companies have experts to analyze where and how to save money at home. Ask for help. 3rd Step Repair ChecklistEngage the help of family and friends to get this done. In fact, some may be willing to donate appliances and services. Your Home-Safety ChecklistAppliances, Kitchen, BathroomDoors, Windows, EntrywaysElectrical Outlets, Switches, Safety DevicesFloors, Steps, Walkways, HandrailsAppliances, Kitchen, Bathroom Are cabinet doorknobs easy to use? Are stove controls easy to use and clearly marked? Are faucets easy to use? Are there grab bars where needed? Doors, Windows, Entryways Are your doors and windows easy to open and close? Are your door locks sturdy and easy to operate? Are your doors wide enough to accommodate a walker or wheelchair? Do your doors have peepholes or viewing? Electrical Outlets, Switches, Safety Devices Are light or power switches easy to turn on and off? Are electrical outlets easy to reach? Are the electrical outlets properly grounded to prevent shocks? Are your extension cords in good condition? Can you hear the doorbell in every part of the house? Do you have smoke detectors throughout your home? Do you have an alarm system? Is the telephone readily available for emergencies? Would you benefit from having an assistive device to make it easier to hear and talk on the telephone? Floors, Steps, Walkways, Handrails Are all of the floors in your home on the same level? Are steps up and down marked in some way? Are all floor surfaces safe and covered with non-slip or non-skid materials? Do you have throw rugs or doormats that could be hazardous?