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Safety Tips to Give Your Mom the Best Senior Care at Home

Advice from Senior Care Experts

As Baby Boomers hit retirement, remaining independent and embracing new found freedom from the daily humdrum of a career is an exciting goal. Yet, as the years pass by, an aging parent like you Mom will possibly become frail. One day you may discover that she can no longer walk up the stairs with the same vigour she once had. To make the matter more serious, her own home may contain an accident waiting to happen.

Take preventative measures to keep your parents safe at home so they can avoid falls and accidents. The assistance of a homecare helper from Home Instead Senior Care can provide the additional peace of mind you seek when you cannot be with your loved one. Our caregivers are well-trained to help families and their aged loved ones during this season of life.

5 Safety Tips to Give Your Mom the Best Senior Care at Home

It takes less effort than you may think to make your parent’s home safer for her. Use these tips and keep Mom protected:

  • The overall space inside the home: Install a fire extinguisher and smoke detector on each floor. Remove and secure throw rugs scattered about the house. Ensure indoor handrails are sturdy. Replace staircase steps to have a non-slip surface. Look for and remove stray electrical or telephone cords from walking areas. Buy Mom proper fitting shoes with low heels.
  • Outside the home: Install ramps to help your parent get in and out of the house without having to climb stairs. Make sure the handrails are secure and tight.
  • In the bathroom: Put a nightlight in the bathroom. Install bath aids to help your parent get in and out of the shower or tub. Make sure any bathroom rugs have a non-slip backing. If necessary, put in new door locks that can be unlocked from either side of the door.
  • Kitchen safety: Add task lighting over countertops. Buy her a kettle with an automatic shut-off. Make sure sharp knives are stored in a rack. Move heavy objects to waist level. Take a peek in her refrigerator and get rid of old food. If you need help keeping her food rotated, a senior care expert can make sure nutritious meals are cooked, and spoiled foods are not mistakenly consumed by Mom.
  • Medicine cabinet: Help Mom sort through medicines for old or used drugs and dispose of them properly. Make sure that prescription labels are clearly marked.

Give Your Mom the Best Senior Care at Home

Make it a priority to keep Mom safe and sound in her home. Institute some essential safety features. When you cannot be with her, consider the help of a trusted home care professional from Home Instead Senior Care Brampton. Mom gets the extra support she needs and you get the peace of mind that she is safe within the walls of her own house.

Call us at (905) 463-0860 to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality senior care we deliver each day to families in our Brampton, Caledon, Woodbridge and Halton Hills community.

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