It’s not too early to talk to your parents about this sometimes-difficult topic! Begin to talk to them about preparing for support when they age in order as soon as possible. Together, you should devise a strategy for ensuring your parents’ safety at home.
Many elderly people are forced to move these days, sometimes against their will. It’s essential to note that there are many services available to seniors living at home who choose to delay the need for a senior community or a retirement home to remain peaceful.
Address Safety Concerns
When your parent is aged in place, you should consider these three simple safety requirements. Falling, burning, or overdose are the most common causes of death in the elderly.
Review fire protection with your parent and make sure a phone is readily available. You can take care of them with the best home care products you have in your house. Be sure that all of the equipment, electrical cables, and sockets are in proper working order. Install a smoke alarm to make sure the batteries are in good working order twice a year.
Avoid Bathroom Hazards
Aged people are afraid of bathroom hazards because there are a lot of risks associated with it. Fall, slip, burn and many more. To avoid burns, set the water heater’s temperature to no more than 120 F.
To make walking around faster and smoother, add grab bars in the bathroom and by the toilet. In order to avoid sliding in the bathtub, use rubber pads. Whether you’re having trouble getting in and out of the shower or getting on and off the toilet, ask your healthcare provider to assist you in obtaining a special tub chair, table, or elevated toilet seat.
Are you concerned that your parents are not consuming healthy meals or that they are tired of eating on their own? You could cook with them or have a potluck dinner with a bunch of friends on occasion. Find out if there are any meals available at the local senior center or place of worship. Make them eat out so that they can have the opportunity to socialize with others.
Lift in Home
In order to avoid stairs, you can have a lift installed in your home to help your aged parents. Many that live in a multi-story house should consider installing a stair lift.
You won’t have to think about your elderly parents missing their balance and slipping down the stairs this way. Even, there’s no need to be concerned about the stair lift taking up lots of space. You and your family will have no trouble getting past the chair thanks to the modern style of today’s stair lifts.
Support your parents to stay active
Your parents’ best plan for ageing in place is to stay fit and healthy and mobile. Regular physical activity can help older adults keep their bones, knees, and muscles healthy. Exercise will help you from falling and speed up your healing time whether you’re sick or wounded.
Other than that, make them believe that nothing is wrong with aging and everyone has to be there at the end. Make them feel comfortable at home. Talk to them, sit with them, have tea, discuss things, make them feel safe in their own home.