SAFETY IN THE HOME FOR ELDERLY
Due to the growing popularity of in-home care for seniors, it's important to make sure that we are aware of the potential dangers present in the home for seniors living alone and prepare accordingly. You can help prevent falls and accidents by making changes to unsafe areas in the home with these tips.
1. Safety First
2. Removing Hazards Around The Home
A senior who may experience problems with balance, walking or have poor eyesight needs to make sure to examine their homes to identify potential hazards. Look to remove or repair items that may cause tripping, such as:
3. Making Bathrooms Safer
Accidents in the bathroom, such as slipping, are common. There are ways to prevent them.
4. Making Daily Activities Simpler
Simple changes can help an older adult use less of their precious energy.
Many changes are easy to make and inexpensive. Changes can be simple, such as removing rugs. More complicated home modifications may require help of a professional, but there are government and non-profit groups available to help seniors. Some of these services, moreover, may be free of charge or low cost.
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