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Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Some Helpful Advice on Staying Safe and Avoiding Accidents from Home Care Providers

Many seniors want to continue living at home, even as they get older and have more difficulty doing everyday activities. For those in this situation, home care is an option. Home care allows seniors to live in the comfort of their own home, while having someone assist them with activities such as cooking, cleaning, dressing and bathing. Home care workers can provide in-home health care such as administering medications, tube feeding and insulin injections. For seniors who desire to continue living at home, it helps to be knowledgeable of ways they can be safe and avoid accidents. Here are some helpful tips.

  • When getting up from a lying position, take your time. Do it slowly and make sure you have your balance.
  • Avoid standing on chairs or ladders.
  • Clean up spills and messes promptly.
  • Keep walking areas clear of objects.
  • Keep cords away from traffic areas.
  • Keep floors clean and free of debris.
  • If necessary, move the furniture around so you can move easily without bumping into it.
  • Throw rugs can cause slips and falls. Remove them or keep them tacked to the floor.
  • Store heavy objects at waist level to avoid lifting or bending.
  • Use rails to help you move around inside and outside.
  • Replace burnt-out light bulbs promptly.
  • Make sure you have adequate lighting throughout the house. If not, use brighter bulbs.
  • Keep flashlights readily available in all rooms in case of a power outage.
  • At night, leave the bathroom light on.
  • Use rails and a non-slip bath mat inside the bath tub.
  • Keep the water heater set at 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Be cautious when cooking. Avoid wearing garments that can easily catch fire.
  • Check expiration dates of food.
  • Make sure medication is properly labeled.
  • Make sure you always take the correct dosage of medication.
  • Install smoke detectors and fire extinguishers in the home and make sure they are properly working.
  • If there are stairs, make sure you have a handrail to help climb up the stairs easier.
  • Fix or replace any broken steps immediately.
  • Wear sturdy shoes with non-slip soles to prevent slips and falls.
  • Schedule a regular visit with an optometrist to check for any changes in your vision that can increase the likelihood of slips and falls occurring.
  • Consider wearing a device that alerts the paramedics in case you fall and cannot get up.

More and more seniors are opting to stay in their home longer to keep their level of independence and these tips can help them stay safe. However, for an added sense of protection and extra help doing chores and other activities, home care can take care of the needs of seniors. Home care is a good choice for those with no family nearby to help or with family who do not have the time to care for them regularly. Being safe and having regular help from a home care worker can keep seniors living at home independently for many more years to come.

If you are in need of home care services contact C&S Healthcare Services, Inc. C&S specializes in home care and home health care services for seniors in the Houston area. Please call 281-550-3665 for more information, or contact us by our contact form located on the top left side of the website.

C&S Healthcare provides competent caregivers, nursing, therapy and medical social services to clients in their homes, apartments or assisted living community. Keeping your loved one independent and safe is our goal at C&S Healthcare. To contact a C&S representative for more information call 281-550-3665. For easy access you may also complete the contact form on the Contact Us page and an RN Care Manager will respond to your inquiry.

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