Being a caregiver can be a full-time job. It's hard enough to find a home care routine that works for you and your loved one, deal with the day-to-day obstacles of caregiving, and also have time for yourself.
An emergency, or unexpected hurdle, can be debilitating. Emergencies like power outages, natural disasters, or unexpected health scares can throw you for a loop if you're not prepared. Jennifer Redmond, Senior Helpers Family Care Coordinator, shared some helpful tips with the Bluffton Sun on staying prepared.
Home safety: Many accidents involving elderly loved ones are easily avoided. Making a few modifications to the home so that it's completely handicap-accessible goes a long way toward preventing falls and other accidents. In addition to widening doorways and modifying countertop heights to make them wheelchair accessible, you might also install raised toilet seats and grab bars in the bathroom, and better lighting around stairs.