AARP Smart Guide: 29 Ways to Make Your Home Safer and More Secure
Your home might be hazardous to your health — consider making these improvements
Home is where the heart is. Unfortunately, it’s also where the hazards are, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), which says preventable accidents injure one American every second.
Although the risk is much smaller compared with accidents, crime also is a concern, according to the safety website SafeWise, whose annual “The State of Safety in America” report summarizes the biggest safety concerns of more than 15,000 Americans. In 2021, property crime and violent crime top its list of safety concerns that keep people up at night.
Here’s the good news: Whether you’re anxious about kitchen fires, slippery floors or intruders, there are easy, affordable ways to make your home safer.
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