When it comes to living independently at home for a senior loved one, it’s important to always keep their safety in mind. One key step for living safely at home is to keep a list of important doctor names and numbers near the home phone. Also keep a list of daily medications handy on the fridge so that in case of an emergency anyone can answer important questions regarding health.
Another senior safety tip for those living at home independently, is to take the time to reduce all potential trip hazards such as scatter rugs and loose cords. All rugs should be secured to the floor and be sure to tie up and tuck cords. Create an organized space for loose items to be stored off the floor and walkways. If all things have a home, then it is easier to remember to put them away when finished.
Staying safe in one’s home includes making sure that all food items are healthy and that old food that has gone bad is discarded on a regular basis. Check for expired foods often and throw away leftovers that have been shoved to the back of the refrigerator. Spoiled foods can cause sickness so it is important to check for uneaten foods that can be tossed out.
As we age, it is highly desired to live comfortably in a familiar home environment for as long as possible. Staying in the community and remaining active are essential for a positive outlook on life and a better overall sense of wellbeing. As our senior loved ones get older, it is can be more complicated to remain at home, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. Senior care specialists from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California can bring peace of mind to family who are not able to visit on a regular basis. In home help is another wonderful option for providing safety to an elderly loved one. Highly trained and compassionate caregivers can be there on a weekly or daily basis to help out with household chores, assist with driving to appointments, and provide medication reminders. A regular visitor is also great for providing stimulation and companionship.
If you would like to learn more about the many benefits of caring and consistent in home senior care and professional dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers to speak to an elderly care specialist today 805-687-7777! The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran. In home senior care allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.