Making Your Home Safe for an Aging Parent

As our parents age, their health and mobility can decline and make it difficult for them to remain safe and independent in their homes for as long as possible. It's essential to make sure that both their physical and mental environment is safe and secure. Taking the time to assess your parent's home and make necessary changes can help ensure that they are safe and can remain in their home for as long as possible.

The first step in making your parent's home safe is to do a walk-through of the home. Look for areas where you can make changes to make it easier for your parent to move around safely. Consider installing handrails on staircases, non-slip mats in bathrooms, and extra lighting in hallways. If your parent uses a wheelchair or walker, make sure there is enough space for them to move around without bumping into furniture or other objects.

In addition to physical changes, there are also other safety measures you can take to make your parent's home safer. Make sure that all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order and that any electrical cords or outlets are properly covered. Install an emergency alert system that will allow your parent to call for help in case of an emergency. If possible, install a home security system to help protect your parent from potential intruders.

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Another important safety measure is to make sure that your parent's medications are easily accessible and that they are taking their medications as prescribed. If your parent has vision or hearing impairments, make sure to have assistive devices in place to help them. Consider installing grab bars in the bathroom and a shower seat for extra support when bathing.

Finally, try to make sure that your parent's home is a safe and comfortable environment. Make sure that the home is free from clutter and that they have easy access to essential items such as food, water, and medication. If your parent has difficulty with tasks such as grocery shopping or cooking, consider hiring an in-home caregiver to help with these tasks.

Making your parent's home safe and secure is an crucial step in helping them remain independent and safe as they age. Taking the time to assess their home and make necessary changes can help ensure that they are safe and secure and can enjoy their home for as long as possible.

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Deano's was created out of the need for caretaking. At first, the company did pickups and transport for a handful of people, but then the need was significant enough to create a more extensive operation so that the seniors of central Oklahoma could make it to their appointments. We want to ensure that each client feels cared for and appreciated. Give us a call for punctual service that will help ease your mind!

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