Your loved one’s safety is a tremendous task and yet your loved one can feel a little stifled at times. So much so that she might try all sorts of activities at home that she really shouldn’t.
Talk to Your Loved One
Your elderly loved one isn’t trying to make your life more difficult and she’s not trying to deliberately put herself in danger. There may be some things that you can work with your loved one to make safer for her and still allow her to do them on her own. If you talk with her about your concerns, you can come closer to working things out.
Put Failsafes in Place When Possible
If you can put items in place that help your loved one to be safer, then she can do more of what she wants to do without putting herself fully in danger. Some options might be to put hand rails in places where your loved one needs extra support or locking up dangerous items. If your loved one is determined to get out of bed on her own, for example, you might want to install bed rails and devices that make getting up easier for her to do.
Get Extra Help for Your Loved One
As much as you’d like to be, you can’t necessarily be there every moment that your loved one might need your help with a task or a project. That’s when having elderly care providers available can give you peace of mind and your loved one greater flexibility. You’ll know that your loved one isn’t alone and has help to tackle those dangerous projects and your loved one will know that you’re looking out for her.
Try to Plan Ahead as Much as You Can
Some planning can help you to dodge some of the more dangerous things your loved one might try to do on her own. Check and change batteries in smoke detectors regularly. Change out burned out light bulbs as soon as you spot them. If you can start to anticipate some of these tasks, you can get to them before your loved one decides to handle them.
Having a plan that you and your loved one can work on together allows you to adjust it as necessary.
If you or an aging loved one are considering elderly care in Point Pleasant, NJ, contact the caring staff at Care Street Home Care’s Ocean/Monmouth Division. Call today 732-719-7011.
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