Our seniors become like small children with age, fragile, frail, and slow. They lose strength, sturdiness, and balance as well. It becomes important to take precautions to prevent falls and unnecessary hurdles.
Bedrooms and Sitting Room:
Keep a sanitizer in the main doorway and sanitize anyone who comes indoors.
Keep all walkways and passages clear.
Keep an emergency call bell or intercom by their bed and chair.
Motion sensor lighting in hallways, bedrooms, and dark corners.
Always ask them to sit at the bedside or edge of a chair before rising.
Keep assistive devices such as walking sticks, wheelchair, etc within their reach.
Floors and Stairs:
They should always wear sturdy shoes/slippers inside and outside the house.
Install handrails on staircases and long passageways for more support.
Use non-slip treads/mats on stairs.
Use a double-tape to pin the carpets/rugs to the floor.
Install grab bars and non-skid mats in the showering area.
Install support bars near the toilet seat for ease of sitting and standing.
Use can also get a stool/chair for shower area to make it more convenient.
Keep all cupboards and drawers properly closed to prevent bumps.
Place all electrical and flammable items away from the stove and sink
Stack the panty with their commonly used items on the counter or a shelf which they can access easily.
Last but not the least, our seniors require supervision and care. They need to feel independent while someone still needs to look after them, for that, an attendant for patient who can spend a few hours with them during the day or night, is an ideal option, as he/she will give them company, talk, keep them occupied, spend quality time, and make them feel loved and wanted.