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4 Home Additions for Senior Safety

Senior Care in Cairo GA

Having a home is rewarding, but it can also be time consuming. As people get older, their adult children may have to start helping them out with the maintenance and upkeep of their home. The best part about being the owner of a home is the freedom that it gives in regards to renovations. There are a variety of different home additions that can be made to help a senior live a more Senior-Care-in-Cairo-GAcomfortable, independent lifestyle.

1.  A stair lift

In some cases, a senior will lose the ability to walk or to climb up and down stairs.  In either case, adult children can talk to their senior parent about getting a stair lift installed.  This will allow the senior to get from one floor of the home to the other safely. A fall down the stairs for anyone, especially and elderly person, could have serious consequences. Some seniors may need assistance getting on and off the chair lift. A senior care provider or family member can help the senior with this, if needed.

2.  A good security system

Keeping a senior safe should be a top priority. The best way to add security to a home is by having an alarm system installed. The modern breed of security alarms can be enhanced with smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Having the alarm monitored will ensure that the fire department or local police get to the home quickly if there is every a problem.

3.  Walk in shower

The bathroom is one of the most dangerous places for a senior because it’s often slippery after someone takes a bath or shower.  One of the best ways for seniors to protect themselves from suffering a slip and fall accident in their bathroom is by having a walk in shower installed.  This will eliminate the need to step over a tub and lose one’s balance.  Also, be sure to install handrails or hand grips in all the proper places to help prevent falls.

4.  Remote blinds

For some seniors, it can be difficult to open and close the blinds. Don’t let a senior sit in the dark while there are plenty of remote control blinds available on the market.  A senior can let the light in first thing in the morning and easily close them for privacy when the sun sets, all with the press of a button. Installing these blinds should be relatively easy and may be something adult children can do for their elderly parent.

 

If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Cairo, GA, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today: (FL) 850-386-5552, (GA) 229-236-5552. Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida & South Georgia

Source
http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2014/10/15/9-home-improvements-for-your-aging-parents

Brian Moran, RN, Marketing Director, Partner

Marketing Director, Partner at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care
Brian Moran, RN is both a Partner and Director of Marketing for Hopewell In-Home Senior Care. Brian has worked at the Bellevue Hospital in NYC, Tallahassee Community Hospital, Select Specialty Hospital and has over 12 years’ experience as a home health care nurse at American Home Patient. Since joining Hopewell In-Home Senior Care in 2008, Brian has used his knowledge of health care and local resources to help seniors in Tallahassee, FL navigate the medical resource maze. His goal is to assist seniors and their families by increasing awareness, affordability and quality of in-home caregiver services for those who wish to age in place.

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