As with any property, assisted living facilities are liable for having accidents and hazards. If you’re the property owner of an assisted living facility, you will need to make sure that everyone is safe. You’ll want to make sure that you’re safe from any legal issues as well. There are a few liabilities that could cause problems for you.

Slipping Hazards

Many people who live in assisted living facilities are more prone to falls or balance problems. Because of their likelihood to fall, they’re more prone to slipping as well. Getting rid of, or fixing, any slipping hazards can help to reduce the number of accidents and keep your residents safe. According to HASpod, poor lighting, cables, carpets, uneven or damaged floors, or leaving things out can all be slipping hazards that you will want to be aware of.

Transportation accidents

Transportation accidents are something that you need to be very careful of, especially in an assisted living facility. According to Facility Executive, if your facility provides transportation for the residents for things like medical appointments or social activities, you will want to make sure that you have precautions in place to make sure to avoid as many accidents as possible.

Residents can fall while boarding transportation, during movement, or when getting off. Vehicle accidents are also possible, so you will want to make sure to have proper safety restraints and procedures in place to protect them and your drivers.

Potholes

Potholes are incredibly common, but they can be dangerous, especially for older people. Potholes could cause injuries or other accidents and problems for both people and vehicles. You want to be especially careful in areas where people will be walking so that they don’t fall and get hurt.

There are many ways to repair potholes, but there are some ways that are better than others. According to The Road Doctor, hot oil & chip paving is a cheaper way to reinforce pavement. You will want to make sure to fix potholes as soon as you can to avoid legal repercussions as well as potential injuries to residents and their families.

If you’re the property owner of an assisted living facility, you will want to make sure to do what you can to keep your residents safe. Whether that be repairing potholes or reducing potential accidents, there are small things that you can do to keep you safe legally and others safe physically as well.

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