The last thing that you want is a call that your elderly parent has fallen or gotten hurt in some other way. The best way to avoid a call like that is prevention. Here are some tips to get you started!
Safety Around the House
Does your parent's current home provide a safe space? Often older adults wait too long to move, making the risk of injury higher because of things like stairs, ledges, or inaccessible bathrooms. There are some things that you can do no matter what space they are in:
In Case of Emergency
What happens if they do have a problem? Is there a plan in place for immediate help? Some things to consider:
Safety When Out
While you can control a lot of things about the space you spend most time in, when you go out is where a lot of accidents happen due to unexpected things. If you do these things you will minimize such events, or at least be prepared to respond.
If you can keep these things in mind, it can make a big difference!
If you do feel like it is time to move, we would love to help you. We are certified senior specialists who can help make the transition as easy as possible. Get in touch!