Did you know that President Obama’s mother-in-law recently moved into the White House? Seniors from all over the country are now moving back in with their children to receive in-home care directly from their relatives.
The team at in-home care company Neighborly Home Care has noticed this national trend taking place. It is a trend that is helping seniors save their pension money while allowing multiple generations to live together in a safe and comfortable care-focused home environment. Safety and security are especially important for seniors with memory problems and health complications.
Moreover, statistics from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons show that, “one in every three Americans older than 65 experiences a fall, making it the leading cause of injuries to seniors.” Neighborly Home Care encourages seniors who are currently living on their own to consider moving in with their children/extended family or hiring a professional caregiver.
Tips for Making a Home Senior-Friendly For In-Home Care
Help seniors take precautions by accident-proofing their homes. The following tips will give you a better idea of some ways that you can do so.
- Stairs are common places for seniors to fall, so make sure to move rugs away from the tops of stairways. If possible, install railing to both sides of staircases.
- Check that floors are level and that there are no potential tripping hazards. Shifts between different types of flooring can be hazardous so look into ways to smooth the transitions.
- Carrying groceries and other items while opening the door can be difficult for seniors. Install shelving units or place a table outside the entrance of your home to prevent falls or other accidents.
With some minor adjustments, you can make your loved one much safer. Elimination of potential tripping risks is a big step toward reducing a senior’s vulnerability to serious falls or other accidents.
Call Neighborly Home Care for Excellent In Home Care
All caregivers from Neighborly Home Care are certified nursing assistants or have received equivalent training and passed a nurse aid skills assessment test.
Neighborly Home Care wants to make sure seniors get the best care possible, and also the most affordable in-home care. Neighborly Home Care is a leading home care provider in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and/or Delaware County. To learn more about our in-home care services, caregivers, and other initiatives, contact Neighborly Home Care today.
The families we serve keep saying great things.
I just wanted to tell you how grateful we are that Neighborly Home Care stepped in & took over taking care of my Dad when we really needed it, no questions asked. Our caregiver has become part of the family and we know we can depend on her being there every day & taking great care of my Dad. He misses her when she’s not there!