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M. H. is a 74-year-old Caucasian female who lives with her husband and two grandchildren in one story modest home in a rural area in northern Texas. A safety assessment was performed on a Friday afternoon on July 26, 2013. Marian was willing to participate in the safety assessment and these finding are the result of the safety assessment.
M. H. uses a walker due to Rheumatoid arthritis and shortness of breath from COPD. She uses oxygen continuously and has enough tubing to allow her to ambulate to the restroom and kitchen without moving the concentrator. When entering her home there is a ramp, which is clutter free, and in need of repair due to soft areas in the wood, with a secure handrail on the left only. Marian H. flooring has areas of ripped vinyl around the kitchen table and the carpet in the living area and bedrooms have areas that are torn. No throw rugs are noted in the house. There are secure locks on the front and back door to keep intruders out. Her husband checks the locks each night before they go to bed. The windows are obscured by furniture in the living area of the home but are easily assessable in the other rooms with locks on the inside to keep intruders out. Marian H. reports she is aware of the trip hazards such as oxygen tubing and torn carpet and vinyl but she is careful using her walker when ambulating in the home and has never fallen inside or outside the home.
M. H. does not have a landline phone at this time but has…...

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