Home Care in Phoenix AZ
Your loved one is likely to have quite a few hazards in the living areas of her home. From items that can make her trip and fall to overloaded circuits, these are just some of the things you should check out for her.
Check Lighting in All Rooms and Hallways
Lighting that just isn’t strong enough is a huge safety hazard for your elderly loved one. Things that you think are easy to see just aren’t if your loved one has any vision problems or even simply aging eyes. More light can help your loved one to spot obstacles and to simply be able to see everything much more clearly. Just being unable to make things out clearly can make your loved one hesitate and create her own safety hazards.
Look for Clutter on Floors
Clutter has a mind of its own and it can grow exponentially. Help your loved one to find a place for everything and work with her to keep those items in their new homes. If some items just don’t have a home, decide together if they’re worth keeping around. If your loved one is someone who has to see things to remember them, try using clear storage options.
Check for Loose Rugs and Carpets
Carpets that are worn or that slide and loose throw rugs are a huge danger. Your loved one might slip on the rug itself or trip over an edge that’s rolled up. Look in every room for problems with rugs and carpets and fix or replace what you can. If that’s not an option, try removing the rugs and carpets altogether.
Are Small Pets an Issue?
Small pets can be a wonderful source of companionship for your loved one, but they can also become a tripping hazard. This is dangerous for your loved one, but also for the pet. Talk honestly with your loved one about whether the pet is getting the care that it needs in order to have a happy life.
Check Outlets and Extension Cords
Extension cords are another tripping hazard that you can do something about. Check outlets and extension cords alike to also ensure that they’re not overloaded because that can be a fire hazard. Either spread out the items that are plugged in so that they’re evenly dispersed among outlets or choose some items to unplug altogether.
If, after removing the safety hazards from your parent’ home, you still feel they are unsafe being alone most of the time, consider a home care provider for companionship and help with the tasks of daily living.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Phoenix, AZ, contact the caring staff at Assisting Hands Home Care at (480) 725-7002.
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