March 26th, 2013
Home Care Aides can offer valuable assistance to “aging in place” seniors by creating a safe living environment for their senior clients by helping to alleviate potential fire hazards. When preparing meals, aides can keep the handles of pots and pans turned away from the front of the stove to prevent any spilling of hot liquids. Aides can secure all lighters, matches and any potentially flammable liquids to keep them out of reach of senior clients who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Aides can periodically check for frayed electrical cords and be sure that all electric blankets and appliances are turned off when they are not in use. Aides can be sure that there are no items leaning against any wall or floor heaters. Each aide is trained to know every exit of the home in case of a fire. These are all very important precautions that are in place to ensure that your loved one is safe and protected at home.