Home safety is an important factor in reducing accidents in seniors. Many seniors prefer to live at home rather than in a nursing facility or senior community. So, if your senior loved one decides to live independently at home, make sure they are safe.
Here are some home safety tips that you can do:
- Remove all clutter and hazards.
An open space is better for their safety so remove old and unused furniture, things, and piled clutter. Only keep the things that you need as a way of making the house fall-proof.
- Make sure that the lighting is enough.
Having proper lighting in every corner of the home reduces accidents. Replace light bulbs every now and then, add some motion detection lighting, and install new lighting in dark areas.
- Hire a home health care agency.
If you are unable to provide care for your senior loved one most of the time, then it is a good idea to hire a professional. They will be there whenever they’re needed and they are skilled and knowledgeable about caregiving.
Gentle Care Nursing Service, Inc. Home Health Care Agency is one of the leading providers of nursing services in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We deliver excellent care services for seniors and their families. We are here to ensure you live safely and comfortably at home.