As your loved one ages, everyday household items can become hazardous. Falls often occur in the home, but your loved one's house can be made safer with a few tips and tricks. With our in home personal care in Bowie, MD, our caregivers can help make your loved one's home safer for them to move around and continue to age in place.
4 Tips to Prevent a Fall
Bringing in a caregiver for your loved one can help them feel more confident about living at home alone. With our in home personal care, our aides provide daily assistance with tasks around the home. Our caregivers can assist your loved one with bathing, grooming, light housekeeping, and mobility.
By receiving this assistance, your loved one can avoid many high-risk situations. For example, bathing and slippery bathroom floors can often result in a fall. With the help of a caregiver, your loved one will be able to safely bathe and get to and from the bathroom with ease.
There are many easy ways that you can prevent a fall in your loved one's home. Usually this involves keeping everything off the floor and installing safety measures for them.
Here are four tips for preventing falls:
- Install grab bars in the bathroom. Having handholds around the shower, tub, and toilet can greatly reduce your loved one's risk of falling.
- Keep the floor clear of papers. Loose newspapers or magazines on the floor present a potential place to slip and fall. Keeping designated baskets or bins for these items will help keep them off the floor.
- Create paths around furniture. Having a cluttered home with small walkways generally isn't friendly for seniors. Keeping walkways clear and wide is preferable.
- Use nightlights in frequently used walkways. If your loved one needs to get up in the middle of the night, keeping the walkways clearly lit can help prevent a fall. Using nightlights and glow-in-the-dark light switches can help them see where they're going.
Get Started with Our In Home Personal Care in Bowie
Getting started with Interim HealthCare of Prince George's County is simple! You can contact us and schedule your free in-home evaluation for your loved one today. If your loved one is located in Bowie, Laurel, Largo, or Beltsville, we're happy to meet with you both and begin the process of creating a customized care plan.
For more information about our in home personal care in Bowie, call us today at (240) 510-1357.