Making home modifications can help seniors stay safe and comfortable in their own homes as they age. Any adult daytime center in Virginia always does this.
Here are some tips for making home modifications to improve safety for seniors:
- Install Grab Bars
Installing grab bars in the bathroom can help prevent falls and provide support for seniors who may have difficulty getting up from the toilet or in and out of the shower. It’s one of the basics of our nurse aide courses.
- Improve Lighting
Seniors may have difficulty seeing in low-light conditions. Installing brighter light bulbs and additional lighting in key areas, such as hallways, stairs, and entryways, can help prevent falls.
- Remove Hazards
Loose rugs, cords, or other tripping hazards can be dangerous for seniors. Removing or securing these hazards can help prevent falls and injuries. This is also given emphasis in our medication aide courses.
- Install Handrails
Installing handrails on both sides of stairs can help seniors maintain their balance and safely navigate stairs.
- Consider a Medical Alert System
A medical alert system can provide peace of mind for seniors and their loved ones in case of an emergency. It can allow seniors to call for help with the push of a button, even if they are unable to reach a phone.
These can all help to improve safety for seniors. Working with a professional home modification specialist can ensure that modifications are made safely and effectively.
We also have health care training.