Senior Home Safety Tips for Making Your Parents’ Home Accessible

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Our family members will eventually reach an age where conventional stairs and other accessibility types will become challenging to use. Where Specialty Care Services can provide the staff best suited for home healthcare in Maryland, transforming a home into a safe haven of independence is the next step in senior home safety. When thinking about the consequences of falls or trips, making your home or that of your loved one more accessible will give you the peace of mind you need. Here are a few ways you can do that:

  1. Replace stairs with ramps
  2. Install Stair Lift
  3. Consider and Elevator
  4. Remove Bathing Barriers
  5. Update Your Toilet
  6. Place Handrails in Key Areas
  7. Ditch Doorknobs
  8. Simplify Entries
  9. Rearrange Furniture
  10. Be Mindful of Your Surfaces

Senior home safety is all about making the environment as easy for your loved one to use as possible. Our home healthcare staff will be able to help your loved one safely maneuver around each room and floor-level. Stairs can be a real obstacle, as can poorly-placed furniture as reflexes and mobility become much slower the older we get. To learn more about tips on how to transform your home, please give us a call at 301-585-6300. We’ll be happy to share more about nursing care in Silver Spring, MD and nearby areas and answer any questions you may have.