Home Safety Tips for Independent Living

If your loved one wants to live independently, think about all areas of house safety from their perspective and create a safety plan that fits their requirements and limits. The following are some ideas to help!

Prevent Injuries

Remove any potential tripping hazards and rearrange furniture to make rooms more accessible. To avoid stumbling into walls or sharp corners, keep hallways adequately illuminated, especially at night. To aid balance, install safety bars along with the porch steps or in the bathroom.

Home Maintenance Management 

  • In the winter, have someone check the house for electrical fire dangers and frozen pipes.
  • Check the house for cleanliness regularly. If you see that a chore has become too challenging for your loved one, seek assistance.
  • Check the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for functionality and replace the batteries if necessary.

Ensuring Adequate Security Measures 

  • Install a security system that sounds an alarm when someone comes into the house. If your loved one is prone to wandering, look for a system that notifies you when they leave the house.
  • Close the blinds or curtains at night or when the room is empty.
  • Outside doors should have deadbolts installed.
  • To avoid telemarketing frauds, enroll your loved one on the Do Not Call list or buy a phone with a Caller ID.

Prepare for the Unexpected

  • Move your loved one’s bedroom to the first floor of the house if they have limited mobility. Ensure that all exits are conveniently accessible and accommodate any mobility devices.
  • Display a list of all emergency contacts and phone numbers in a conspicuous location.
  • Purchase a medical ID bracelet for your loved one to wear.
  • Prepare an emergency kit in a water-resistant case in case of a natural disaster. Bottled water, prepared food, a flashlight and batteries, extra clothes, extra medication or medical devices, and copies of crucial paperwork, such as legal papers, insurance documents, and prescription and dosage lists, should all be included.
  • Decide who will be accountable for assisting your loved one if an evacuation is required.

These are just a few of the many ways you can assist with the safety of your loved ones at assisted living facilities in Orlando, Florida. Once you’ve devised a strategy for keeping them secure, put it into action by delegating various chores or responsibilities to family members who reside nearby for everyone’s peace of mind.

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