Safety might seem like a difficult goal to reach if your elderly family member lives on her own. There’s a lot more that you and your aging adult can do in order to improve her safety at home, though. Try some of these ideas and see how much improvement you both see.
Stock up on Supplies
Whether your elderly family member lives in an area prone to outages and other issues or not, it’s a good idea to make sure that she’s got plenty of supplies that she might need. This type of supply list might include items such as:
- Bottled water
- Non-perishable food
- A weather radio
- Backup medication
- Depending on your senior’s specific health needs, your list might include other items, too.
Encourage a Generally Healthy Lifestyle
Eating right, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep are all part of what’s considered a generally healthy lifestyle. If your elderly family member is as healthy as she can be, then it’s going to be a lot easier for her to roll with the punches of life. Talk with her doctor about what your elderly family member might need to do in order to make some healthy tweaks to what she’s already doing.
Consider a Home Alarm System
Home alarm systems can do a whole lot more than just making sure that no one breaks into your senior’s home. Many of them now include sensors that can determine if your elderly family member might have fallen. Cameras can help you to check in on your elderly family member from time to time, but they might feel invasive to your senior. Look into what options are available and talk with your elderly family member about which ones make her feel more comfortable and safer at home.
Hire Senior Care Providers
Senior care providers can do so very much for your aging adult to help her to be safe at home. They can be on the lookout for safety concerns as well as offering companionship and assistance with household tasks. If your elderly family member has difficulty driving, then home care providers are a perfect option. They can handle the driving and let your senior enjoy being a passenger. You’ll feel better because you’ll know she’s in good hands.
Your elderly family member may have some unique situations that need managing, too. Being as thorough as you can with her safety plan helps you to anticipate needs before they become too severe.
If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Toms River, NJ, contact the caring staff at Care Street Home Care’s Ocean/Monmouth Division. Call today 732-719-7011.
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