Helping A Loved One Live In A Safer Environment

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If someone in your household has come to a point in their life where they now have a harder time getting around, then you should make some changes to ensure they are able to move around the house and take care of themselves safely. Follow the advice here to turn your house into a home where you won't have to worry as much about your loved one having an accident.

Have a stair lift installed in a two-story home

If you have a two-story home then your second story will pose a serious safety risk and a big obstacle to someone with mobility issues. While their physical limitations make it nearly impossible for them to get to the second floor, this doesn't mean there won't be times when they will need to get up there. Installing a stair lift will make the second level of your home completely accessible to them so they can get up there without worrying about falling and injuring themselves.

Make the bathroom mobility-friendly

The bathroom can be a very dangerous room in the house for someone who has a problem moving around as well as they used to. The floor tends to get slippery from water, the small space can make it hard to move around and the bathtub can be hard to get in and out of.

  • Applying a non-slip coating on the floor of the bathroom can help to cut down on the risk of your loved one slipping when some water does get on the floor.
  • Installing grab bars in certain areas, such as next to the toilet, can make it easier for them to get around in the bathroom without tripping themselves.
  • Replacing your current bathtub with a walk in tub will make bathing easier and safer. They can walk right into the tub and bathe while sitting on a comfortable seat that's elevated so they don't have to get down to floor level.

Hire a home health care service

You can hire a home health care service (such as Argus Home Health Care) to help them with some of their needs. When a service is hired, a care plan will be made that covers your loved ones needs and how the service will help. Some of the areas they can help with include general hygiene, cooking, shopping, rides to doctor's appointments, physical therapy and even keeping them company during times when they will be home alone.

Making the changes detailed in this article is going to help you to create a safe space where you won't have to worry too much about your loved one.


22 February 2016

Making Changes With Vision Therapy

When my daughter began having academic problems in school and acting out, I knew that something wasn’t right. Her teachers wanted me to put her on ADD medications, but I didn’t think that that was the right course for us. I had serious doubts that ADD was what was causing her problems. I took her to several different specialists before discovering that her issues in school were actually do to a visual processing problem. The doctor recommended vision therapy, not medication, to help correct the problem and get her back on track. The exercises are really starting to pay off, and she’s showing great improvement.