Seniors are more prone to falls due to various conditions that come with age. They may have problems with their balance and gait, vision, medication side effects, and chronic conditions that increase their risk of falling. As a home health care agency in Indianapolis, Indiana fall-prevention is one of our top priorities for senior patients.
Ncoa.org recommends the following safety precautions to keep your home safe for seniors:
Ensure that there is abundant light throughout the house, especially at the top and bottom of stairs. Make sure that they also have light readily available when getting up in the middle of the night.
Make sure that there are secure rails on both sides of all stairs.
Install grab bars in the tub, shower, and near the toilet. For better safety, consider using a shower chair and hand-held shower.
- Avoid clutter
Keep toys, bathroom essentials, laundry, and other things that may clutter the house in organized storage instead of on the floor or open tables. Items can fall off from tables and shelves and cause seniors to fall when trying to pick them up.
- Have a home safety assessment
For professional assistance, you can consult an occupational therapist to ensure your home is safe for seniors
In need of a caregiver and other home health care services for yourself or your loved ones? You can contact us at Caring Hands Personal Services Agency LLC. We can assist with aging individuals, disabled, or people with poor health conditions.
We also provide other services such as adult daycare, dementia care, end of life care, and other non-medical care services in Indiana.