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How can I make my home safe for my elderly parents?

If possible, older adults should sleep in a ground floor bedroom, with a smoke alarm installed both inside and just outside the room.

Your home fire escape plan should designate someone to help older adults get out safely if required, plus a backup in case they are not at home.

If hearing loss is a concern and they are unable to hear a smoke alarm, a vibration pad may be used to wake them in the event of a fire.

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