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Remove all scatter rugs, repair frayed carpet, tape or tack down loose carpet edges.
Arrange furniture to allow adequate space for safe walking between and within all rooms.
When using oxygen, do not smoke or use an open flame.
Do not overload circuits-unplug appliances when not in use.
Wear close fitting sleeves to prevent spills and burns.
Clean up spills immediately.
Use a step stool or an aid to reach high shelves- do not stand on chairs or stools.
Place safety strips or a non-skid mat in bathtub/shower and install grab bars.
Keep closet doors and drawers closed to prevent bruises or tripping.
Keep walking aids within reach and keep a nightlight on or flashlight within reach of your bed.
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