Many homeowners often overlook how unsafe their homes are for their aging parents to live in. At Sunshine Palliative + Home Health Services, Inc., our home health aides can give patients and their families easy-to-do recommendations on how they can senior-proof their homes.
It is a home care fact that falls are a leading cause of injury among seniors, and clutter is one of the primary culprits. Keeping floors and hallways clear of mess is essential, as is securing potential hazards like carpets and rugs. Placing non-slip floormats in significant locations like bathrooms and the kitchen can also help prevent accidents.
Learn more about risk factors for elderly falls.
A home health agency in California would agree that proper lighting also makes a home safer for seniors. Mood lighting that changes colors may be all the rage among today’s youth, but bright white lighting throughout the house is best when seniors are concerned.
When seniors receive long term care at home, it is a great idea to have them transfer to a bedroom on the ground floor to save them the time and effort of climbing the stair multiple times a day. Climbing stairs can also be dangerous for seniors, especially those with significant mobility problems.