Home care and fire safety, from the home care service’s perspective
When the elderly live in so-called ordinary housing, ie. in their own homes and not in special homes, the building legislation presupposes that the people in the event of a fire can put themselves in safety. This insight has led to training initiatives and information campaigns in recent years often being directed at this group. There is thus an insight, and measures, as a result of the statistical evidence regarding the need for support measures for the elderly. However, this is contrasted by statistics which show the number of deaths in house fires with age over 65 has not decreased in recent years despite the increased community involvement in terms of targeted measures, e.g. via the home care service’s home visit, for this age group.