Your aging family members understandably want to keep their independence as much as possible. While you value their safety and want to make changes, you can do so without limiting their freedom.
When you’re caring for a loved one with mobility or memory struggles at home, there are a few easy ways to make each room less hazardous. Check out our home care safety tips!
While the bathroom is a common place for slips and falls, there are simple ways to make the space safer and more comfortable for loved ones with impaired memory or mobility:
An easily accessible bedroom is a necessary part of keeping a routine. Ensuring your loved one can get in and out of bed, move without trouble, and prepare to handle an emergency is easy with a few simple adjustments:
Keeping the kitchen safe for aging family members is an important part of helping them retain their independence. Here are a few ways to reduce risk:
Your family members should feel safe and comfortable at home, especially in shared spaces. There are a few ways to make the living room more accessible:
By taking these easy steps, you can keep your aging loved ones safe without limiting their independence. If they still need transportation assistance or even a little help around the house, an expert can assist them so you can handle other responsibilities.
Safe-T Home Care is an in-home care agency in Monticello, Indiana. We provide services such as transportation, personal care, and companionship to your loved ones so they can remain safely at home and maintain as much independence as possible. For more information, please visit our website or like us on Facebook.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still here for you. We’re continuing to care for clients by running errands, providing transportation to doctor’s appointments, and more.
Judy Kanelos, Safe-T Home Care Executive Director