As our parents get older, it might make more practical sense to move them out of a big house they can’t keep up and into your home. This is going to mean an adjustment on everyone’s part but once things have been worked out, you’ll find it is a lot less stressful having your folks around. To get here, put some of these tips for making your home safe into action.
You know your way around your house. You could even find your way to the bathroom in the dark. That’s not going to be happening for your parents. A few properly placed motion sensor lights can make a huge difference. These can be placed in hallways and staircases. You can also make it easier to turn on lamps in the living room with a foot pedal plug. That way no one has to reach for a switch.
The bathroom is the “hot zone” in terms of home accidents and most of those accidents are tied to slipping and falling. Start with rubber mats/rugs for the bathroom floor. These mats shouldn’t allow for any slippage. You might also consider installing grip handles for better ease of getting in and out of the shower. While you’re focused on grips, you’ll also want to check all the railings in and out of the home. There shouldn’t be any “wobble” on staircase or porch railings.
The more clutter you have in your home, the more potential tripping hazards you might have. That clutter can be the things that are “dropped” like shoes, backpacks and toys. It can also be things like ottoman and footstools. They might look nice but décor isn’t worth someone tripping. The dropped off things can be picked up and put away. As for the other clutter, you might want to bring in Junk King Hudson Valley. It will only take one session with Junk King to get all your unwanted furniture, appliances and clothing carted away. Remember, with Junk King on the job most of that is collected could be donated to a charity. Make your home safe for seniors by clearing out the clutter. Junk King Hudson Valley can make it happen today.