Sensory Support

Do you have adequate lighting in your home?

Ensure that you have the correct level of lighting in your home. If you need brighter lighting, LED bulbs are brighter and cost less to use

Are the lighting levels in your home consistent?

It is safest to have similar lighting in a room. Add lighting to dark areas and you can hang lightweight curtains or shades to reduce glare.

Is the path from your bed to the bathroom dark?

Put in a night light so that you can see where you are walking. Night lights are low energy lights which plug into a mains socket. A dusk to dawn light will switch on and off automatically. You could also consider a sensor light.

Do you have regular eye checks?

Have your eyes checked by an optician at least once a year and update your glasses. Opticians can visit you at home if you are unable to get out.

Fire Alarms

Smoke alarms can be interlinked so you get warning wherever you are in your house. Vibrating-pad alarms are available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as monitored alarm systems that are linked to care assistance.

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