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The ONE Risk That Increases Dramatically Over The Age Of 65

Did you know that people aged 65 years and over account for nearly 95% of the total fall-related deaths in homes? *

The number of fatalities from accidental falls are increasing EVERY year (it was ranked 37th in 2002 and was up to 16 in 2015!).**

It’s a staggering and somewhat surprising statistic, as the home should be considered a safe and comfortable place as you get older, right? Well, when you take the time to think about the number of potential hazards in any home, it becomes less surprising that these stats exist. There can be an overwhelming number of safety issues to think about in your home, all of which can become even more dangerous as you age – glass doors, balconies, pools, hot water, trees, stairs – to name a few! Thankfully, there’s a simple way to identify and evaluate all the potential safety hazards in your home to ensure accidents and injuries have little chance of occurring.

PropertySafe is an at-home property inspection and reporting service that provide home safety experts to perform an evaluation on your home to maximise the safety of all occupants, be it children, adults or elderly. The Australian-owned service is offered nationally and each specially trained inspector will deliver a home safety report that identifies immediate dangers as well as long-term issues, including but not limited to:

  •         Smoke Alarms & Fire Safety Items
  •         Pool Fencing & Gates
  •         External Balconies, Decks & Stairs
  •         Window Height Hazards
  •         Glass Doors & Panels
  •         Fireplaces & Fixed Heaters
  •         Safety Switch
  •         Gas Hazards
  •         Pest Hazards
  •         Inhalation/Contaminants Hazards
  •         Fall, Slip & Trip Hazards
  •         Electrical Hazards
  •         Moisture Hazards
  •         Tree Hazards
  •         Hot Water Hazards
  •         Security Hazards
  •         Internal Stairs & Balustrades

So, how much does something like this cost? There are a number of options depending on your home and family, however the most expensive inspection is $349 and checks more than 120 safety issues. The PropertySafe inspection for elderly individuals or couples will set you back $299. Whether you’re a home owner or a landlord It’s really not a whole lot to pay for peace of mind, is it?


* QLD Health, Fall Statistics https://www.health.qld.gov.au/stayonyourfeet/facts/statistics
**ABS 3303.0 – Causes of Death Australia 2012 and 2015 http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/by%20Subject/3303.0~2012~Main%20Features~Leading%20Causes%20of%20Death~10001

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