keep it safe

Healthy Homes Principle 4 – “Keep It Safe”

Keep It Safe:  The most common injury in the home is falls, sometimes as a result of slips and trips as well.  Keeping our homes safe is vital to prevent falls and other injuries. Check your stairs for good lighting and a switch at the top and bottom of the stairs to provide adequate lighting. …

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Healthy Homes Principle 3 – “Keep It Pest-Free”

Good housekeeping practices help keep our homes healthy with the third principle: Keep it Pest-Free. Practical ideas of keeping the kitchen surfaces clean, wiping up crumbs and not leaving dirty dishes in the sink. If you have a dog or cat, leaving pet food on the floor can also attract pests, if there is a …

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Healthy Homes Principle 2 – Keep It Clean

Simple house cleaning can have actions that pay big benefits. Regular cleaning of the carpets and plain floors with a vacuum that has a HEPA filter will ensure that the dust that goes into the vacuum stays in the vacuum until you empty the canister or remove the bag. HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate …

keep it dry

Healthy Home Principle 1 – “Keep It Dry”

The National Healthy Home Principles are put forth to help all of us create and maintain the best home environment that we can. The principles are important for houses or apartments and can be applied no matter what style or form that your home takes.  We will be discussing the seven principles over the next …

Spring Cleaning a Senior’s Home

Back in the olden days, spring cleaning meant scrubbing or laundering every surface of the house to remove the dark, sooty grime that built up from using candles, kerosene lamps and wood stoves throughout the winter. It also meant throwing open all the doors and windows of the house to get the stale winter air …