you have a two-story house, make sure all steps on staircases are
non-slippery. The same non-slip treads you use for your bathtub can
be used on each step’s edge. Or, if you prefer, install a stair
elevator chair lift.
should be good lighting in all parts of the house, especially on
stairs, ideally with a light-switch at the top and the bottom of the
stairs are next to a wall, make sure to install a railing on the
side of the wall.
cleaning floors, avoid using wax or any product that could make the
all possible obstacles from where the elder person will be passing,
such as flower pots, electric or phone cables, rugs, etc. If
necessary, provide the elder person with a walking aid, either a
cane or a walker.
your loved one or patient to always stand up slowly to avoid loss of
balance and possible fall.
a fire detector and keep a fire extinguisher on every floor of your
emergency communication device like the Guardian Alert 911 can be of
the kitchen, put away any sharp objects, and supervise the elder
person if they are cooking or doing any task in the kitchen area.
Mark all appliances with an “On/Off” sign for safety and clarity.
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