Consider filling out a home safety evaluation:
As your loved one gets older, the concern for their safety grows and can be worrisome for most individuals. A good first step to start verifying that a loved one is safe at home is by filling out a home care safety evaluation. These are available through most home health care or outpatient services. If you do not have home health care, call a local Physical Therapy or Occupational Clinic to find out what the best option for you is. A few questions that are likely to appear on a home care safety evaluation include:
- Does your hands easily wrap completely around the rail?
- Is there a night light lighting the path to the bathroom?
- Are lamps, extension cords and phone cords out of the flow of foot traffic?
- Can you reach the most-often used items without a step-stool?
- Do you need a bath seat/bench?
Enroll in Home Health Care:
If you are not already enrolled, consider applying for home health care to assist with the demands of daily household chores and caring for someone who may be disabled, ill, or aged. Home health care is a safe and affordable way to monitor the health of a loved one, while allowing them to stay in the comfort of their own homes. With the help of a home health aide, seniors can enjoy daily assistance and personalized care to preserve the best quality of life possible.