IN-HOME CARE AND SENIOR SAFETY TIPSCategory:
IN-HOME CARE AND SENIOR SAFETY TIPS
Senior Helpers of The Desert
When it comes to living independently at home for yourself or a senior loved one, it’s important to always keep 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 is essential for a positive outlook on life and a better overall sense of wellbeing. As we and our senior loved ones get older, it can be more complicated to remain at home, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. Senior care specialists can bring peace of mind to families who are not able to visit on a regular basis. In-home help is another wonderful option for providing safety to an elderly person. 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.
For more information from a Senior Care, Specialist to learn more about the many benefits of caring and consistent in-home senior care and professional dementia and Parkinson’s care, reach out to Kerry Goss, owner of Senior Helpers of the Desert, or any of her staff. Their video and biographical information in the Wellness Village on the PRO website are easy to find and extremely helpful. ParkinsonsResource.org/the-wellness-village/directory/senior-helpers-of-the-desert/
The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers of the Desert can also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if you or your elderly loved one is a veteran. In-home senior care allows you or your loved one to stay in the comforts of home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care needed. Senior Helpers of the Desert provides a wide range of services including Parkinson’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, La Quinta, and Indian Wells, CA.