Living safely at home


There are a lot of different ways to make living at home independently a safe and positive experience. 

The risk of falls increases with age and people living alone can be particularly vulnerable as they may not be able to get help quickly. Falls prevention is an important consideration when living independently. 

Some other things to look for are: 

  • Install high-wattage light bulbs and consider using timers to switch on lamps at dusk
  • Add handrails and ramps to help you get around easily
  • Check-in with family, friends or neighbours daily
  • Carry a personal alarm like the SOFIHUB Beacon or use a personal monitoring device such as SOFIHUB Home