April 27th, 2012
How to be Safe and Secure in your home
In order to stay at home and age in place there are a number of things to consider.¬† What is one of the most important that some do not think of?¬† Safety. Being safe and secure in your home will prevent unwanted accidents.¬† Many common items that are found in the home may prove to be dangerous for aging residents.¬†¬†Home care aides¬†can assist in identifying such items, which can be placed in a locked cabinet or simply be removed from the home.¬† For clients who have¬†Alzheimers‚Äô or Dementia, it may be prudent to take matches, knives, cleaning supplies and other chemicals and isolate them in a secured location in the home.¬† Also, home care aides can assist by putting away cooking tools such as pans and skillets when finished preparing a meal for a resident.¬† Storing prescribed medications in a locked place to avoid possible overdosing issues is another good way to stay safe.
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