Old age brings forth changes in the physical, emotional, and mental state of individuals. In their advanced years, they often are susceptible to various medical conditions. As such, it is important for seniors and their family members to take the necessary precautions.
Most seniors prefer to stay and receive senior care in their own homes. Since they are most comfortable and familiar with their home environments, they often overlook the safety and health risks that may be present.
The following are things that you can do in order to make the homes of your senior loved ones safer and healthier for them to live in.
1.Keep the home clean and organized.
When the home is dirty, it becomes a perfect breeding ground for bacteria which can cause diseases or further complicate the existing conditions of your senior loved ones. Make sure to keep the home clean and organized. Some cleaning tasks you can do include removing clutter, sweeping the floors, and cleaning the air filters.
2.Throw away expired food products.
At times, seniors may forget to eat the foods that they have stocked in the refrigerators or cabinets. As a result, they become stale and expired. Look for expired food products and throw them away. This way, your senior loved ones will not accidentally eat expired food items which may lead to serious conditions.
3.Wipe away spills immediately.
A wet floor is a safety risk. When a drink has been spilled accidentally, make sure to wipe it immediately before anyone, especially a senior, steps on it and slips. A serious fall can be dangerous and may cause life-threatening injuries.
4.Minimize the presence of allergens.
Allergens can trigger allergic reactions from seniors, especially if they are sensitive or if they have existing lung problems. If pets are present, limit your senior family members’ exposure to such animals. Do not let the fur of these animals into the furniture or clothes that your loved ones use regularly.
5.Take advantage of non-medical home care in Virginia.
Providers often send professional caregivers who can perform tasks that will promote a healthier and safer home. These tasks will help seniors age in place in a healthy and safe manner.
Helping Angels Home Health Care, Inc. is dedicated to be a service provider that renders top-notch care and assistance to every client in their homes. We take our responsibilities seriously and would love to discuss your care options further. Kindly call 757-998-2590 if you have any questions about our services.