Celebrate a Safe Halloween

It’s that time of the year again. Kids dressed as little goblins, beautiful princesses, and costumes never seen before will be trick or treating tonight!  Several cobweb, pumpkin and jack-o lantern decorations will flood the whole neighborhood. American Health Care Academy wishes everyone a very Happy Halloween filled with king size candy bars, laughs and safe spooks!

 

Remember to follow these safety tips to increase safety for everyone out tonight.

 

Prep for Trick or Treating:

  1. Make sure your child brings along any light-up materials that they can use while wandering the streets.
  2. Put reflective tape or stickers on the child’s costume or baskets.
  3. Decorate baskets with neon colors so it can still be seen in the dark.
  4. Select costumes that are just the right size – not too big and not too small to decrease the risk of falling and increase comfort through the night.
  5. If possible, use face paint and other accessories instead of masks. Masks can hinder a child’s vision causing them to trip or fall.

During Trick or Treating:

  1. If your child is 12 years old or younger, he/she should have at least one guardian accompanying them in the neighborhood.
  2. If kids are trick or treating in groups, remind them to stay within their group and not go elsewhere.
  3. Use crosswalks and sidewalks.
  4. Keep a good watch out for cars.
  5. Adults drive slow and put away all distractions. Look out for people.

Halloween should be about spooks and fun, not accidents and injuries. With our courses and certifications, we, at American Health Care Academy promote safety in every individual. Always remember, a safe Halloween is a Happy Halloween!