Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Protecting your loved ones from an electrical accident


February 16, 2024

Encourage caregivers to familiarize themselves with some basic tips to help maximize the safety of the seniors in their care while minimizing the risks associated with electricity. Electrical accidents are a leading cause of home fires every year.

Electrical fires are more common in older homes with aging electrical systems. Tips:

1. Verify that the home’s electrical system is in compliance with the most up to date electrical codes. Contact a licensed electrician to conduct a quick home electrical safety inspection. The electrician should determine the following:

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