​Does Your Senior’s Home Need Some Sprucing Up to Be Safer?

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Posted: 2/21/2020 12:33 PM by Interim HealthCare
Your senior’s plan to age in place might have you looking at her home a little differently than you might have in the past. Here are just a few of the things you need to consider if you’re planning on making some changes in your senior’s home.

Make Sure Your Senior Has Input into What’s Going On

The first thing you want to remember any time you’re making changes to your senior’s home or habits is that she needs to be involved. You’re making decisions that affect her life and if you leave her out, even accidentally, that’s going to make her feel unimportant and left out. When you keep her involved, though, that is empowering for her.

Make it Easy to Get to Items She Uses Often

Assess how easy it is for your senior to access the items she uses most often. If there are things that she needs or that she uses and they’re difficult for her to get to, she may do without. The other solution she might have found is that she might start leaving those items out. This solves the problem of not being able to get to those items, but they become clutter now and that’s even more dangerous.

Keep the Focus on Helping Your Senior Stay Safe

Something that might help both you and your senior is to make sure that you’re laser focused on the right things. The primary reason to be digging into what your senior’s home is like for her right now is to ensure that she’s as safe as she can possibly be. The best way to do that is to start out with basic safety concerns, including cleanliness, and work your way up to more complex safety concerns.

Help Her to Maintain the Changes You’ve Made

The trickiest part of this whole process might be keeping the ground you gain for your senior. You may not be able to devote the time and attention that needs to be devoted to keep her home looking and feeling the way that it does right now. This is an important factor, both for her ability to enjoy her home on her own terms and for her to be safe at home. Senior care providers can help significantly with all of this.

Creating a space for your senior in which she can be happy, healthy, and safe is one of the best things you can do for her. When you keep her involved in the process and make sure along the way that you’re meeting her needs, she’ll be far more likely to work with you.

If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Draper, UT, contact the caring staff at Interim Healthcare. Call today 801-401-3515.

Author: Michael and Marlena Hawkins, Owners, Interim HealthCare, Salt Lake City, UT 

Interim HealthCare of Salt Lake City has been in business since February 2014, providing in-home personal care and support services that help our elderly and/or disabled neighbors live enriched, safe and independent lives. Our goal is to provide customized care and support services that make it possible for our clients to remain in the comfort of their own homes rather than relocate to an assisted living facility. Interim HealthCare is family owned by Michael and Marlana Hawkins, and is a Veteran Owned Small Business.

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