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Home Safety Resources (04)

Napo's Hazard Hunter
This is a teacher's aid toolkit that engages children in a series of fun activities to help them identify and understand safety and health risks at both school and home. The main educational tools is a 3D animated video, in which charming character named Napo encouters various situations to help children think, understand and act on safety issues. The video is aided with helpsheets and hazard-spotting posters and stickers children can place on the posters when they find a hazard. There are two lessons. Lesson 1 is about identifying risks and hazards at school and at home. It intends to teach children to evaluate different levels of risk. Lesson 2 is about itnervention and prevention. The film looks at the most common workplace risks and hazards and children are asked to Stop, Think and Act to reduce the number of accidents and occupational ill health. Through this teaching aid, children come to understand their own responsibility concerning risks and hazards.

Home Safety for People with Alzheimer's Disease
People with Alzheimer's disease pose a special challenge from the standpoint of making a home safe. In many ways the same precautions must be taken with an Alzheimer's sufferer as need to be taken with a small child. This is a very lengthy and comprehensive 40-page booklet by the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center, covering such topic as: What is Alzheimer's, what are the symptoms, is it safe to leave an Alzheimer's sufferer alone, plus an extensive room by room checklist of home safety precautions. There is information on the dangers of impaired senses, compulsive behaviors and much more. If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's or if you believe a friend or loved one may be developing Alzheimer's, then you owe it to yourself to review this site.

Home Safety Tips for Kids Aged 2 to 5
Toddlers aged 2 to 5 years are expected to be curious about anything inside the house, and it is your job as adult to protect them. This page at explains some of the common accidents and injuries that can kids may encounter around your house, This includes falls, choking, strangulation, drowning, getting harmed by pets, suffocation, poisoning, and burns. You can find here some strong recommendations on how you can prevent potential problems to happen. Each safety tip involves having an organized home and requires direct supervision to kids.

Thinking About Adding a Security Gate to Subdivision? Check Out This Discussion First
This discussion forum has advice for people who are interested in adding a security gate to a subdivision in Nashville. Check out what people who live in communities with safety gates have to say.

Home Safety From the Alzheimer's Association
Keeping a home safe and secure when one or more of the people residing in the home suffer from Alzheimer's is a special challenge. There are several things you can do to help make a home more secure when you are caring for an Alzheimer's patient. Lock or disguise hazardous areas, use child proof locks around the house, especially in places where knives or cleaning supplies are kept. Bright light makes it difficult for an Alzheimer's sufferer to see well; cover mirrors and other bright surfaces, and use drapes and blinds to keep the amount of direct light down to a minimum. Monitor the temperature of hot water faucets and hot foods because an Alzheimer's sufferer may not be able to gauge temperature correctly. Supervise all medications and limit the use of certain objects such as sharp knives, grills, lawnmowers etc. Make a lot of empty spaces for safe wandering. Keep all firearms locked away securely. Keep a list of emergency numbers handy. There are many additional pieces of advice as well as the phone number for the National Alzheimer's Association for further information.

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