As aging occurs reflexes diminish and health problems make us prone to emergencies. Making a home environment safe is essential to our well elderly loved ones peace of mind. A few simple adjustments can make a huge difference.
Making a Home Safer for the Elderly
The following easy, low or no cost home safety modification tips can help make a home safer for elderly loved one:
Home Safety Modification Tips
simple solution to improve home safety for seniors, eliminating
potentially dangerous situations, is to use separate medicine
cabinets if more than one person living in the home is taking
medication. This practice will avoid accidental medication mix-ups
and confusion. If an elder is able to access their own
medications, make sure a step or stool isnít needed to reach the
Finally, work out an emergency escape plan in case of fire. Included in your plan should be a review of all doors and windows. Replace knobs with handles on any hard to open doors and remove all interior door locks so that in case of an emergency all doors can be opened easily. Windows should be easy to open. You may want to review your plan with your local fire department to be certain nothing is omitted.
If you think these safety techniques seem unnecessary, consider these facts:
your home a safe haven for yourself or preparing a home for aging
loved ones can be a stressful task. Donít try to do it alone. If
possible, involve other family members to help, and seek help from
qualified home care professionals to help ease the burden.
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