How To Make A Home Safe For Older People

Posted on Jan 23 2015 - 8:55am by Alexandra Ashton


For elderly people eventually it becomes difficult to cope with daily chores. Although these tasks did not represent any problems before, these days their age or some disease is preventing them to do all the things they want to. Now the moment has come when you need to decide what to do next. Is it the time to find alternative accommodation? If you are afraid for your elderly family member then you have certainly already considered various accommodation options that are available.

Various nursing homes are great option for elderly who are no longer able to care for themselves. But the majority of older people still decide to stay in their own home rather than going into nursing home. Truth is that the most of the houses are not well suited for elderly because many different obstacles like stairs, furniture or bathtub. For example, one of the greatest risks for elderly is slipping when getting in and out of the tub. Luckily, this can be easily prevented by putting bath bench in the tub. This will make the whole process of bathing a lot easier for them.

If your elderly family member has decided to continue to live in their own home you will need to look into the adjustments you can do to make their life easier. Some of these adjustments are easy, like storing commonly used items in the kitchen on easy to reach shelves. Great and easy idea is to remove or attach rugs to the floor with double-sided tape to prevent any falls. Most of these adjustments don’t need a lot of money. You will only need to invest your time and effort to make sure your loved one is safe in their home. Find out all the adjustments you need to do in this useful infographic.


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Alexandra Ashton, Communications at Neomam Studios , the UK based Infographic Agency. Alexandra is a content and design enthusiast with a keen eye for detail.