We want to empower caregivers to adapt your home to keep loved ones safe. Additionally, adapting your home helps simplify everyday living. Caregivers are working hard to do what’s best for their loved ones; however, they already have a lot of responsibilities in their day-to-day lives. Implementing these home safety tips can also ensure a more comfortable environment for aging adults. Further, they can eliminate common stressors some caregivers encounter. Here are a few quick tips to help keep loved ones in the comfort of their home, all the while staying safe.
- Organize and label items in each room to make things easy to find
- Remove old and unused items to eliminate clutter
- Clear walkways and heavily traveled paths
- Remove tripping hazards, including throw rugs
- Utilize assistance equipment like walkers or wheelchairs
- Keep a flashlight handy for emergencies
- Cap unused outlets
- Install grab bars and hand rails in the home and bathroom
- Keep medications locked up
- Place nightlights in dimly light areas
- As always, wash your hands often to stop the spread of germs
Have you already taken all of these steps regarding adapting your home? You are on the right track! If you haven’t, implement as many as you can. We understand caregivers experience many challenges during the progression of an illness. Our person-centered approach, in addition to your loved one’s safety, also focuses on their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. This allows you to treasure more of life’s moments that mean the most. We are ready and available to provide caregiver support if your loved one has a life-limiting illness. Get help now and schedule a telehealth call with our team, 1-800-233-1708.
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