Are you noticing a senior loved one struggling to live at home? You might be wondering how to keep them safe. At Interim HealthCare of Dothan, we can help. We provide in home care in Enterprise, Dothan, and nearby areas. To help you keep your family member secure, here are a few tips to put to use:
- Check the staircase. The stairs can be a big source of worry. Make sure the railings are secure and that there's ample lighting. In addition, you can put down colored duct tape at the top of each step, making each individual step easier for your loved one to see.
- Evaluate their bathroom. Some areas to invest in include adding grab bars in their shower or bath, as well as non-slip tread on the floor. Also, place non-slip mats outside the tub or shower. They might also need a shower chair or bench and a high-rise toilet seat.
- Assess their bedroom. If they have issues getting into and out of bed due to the height, you might need to consider investing in a different bed. If, however, you're concerned about them falling out, install guard rails at each side of their bed.
- Take care of fall hazards. Walk through the home and look for any fall hazards. These often include rugs and cords that aren't secure. Other potential fall hazards include furniture, boxes, piles of books, and other clutter. Remove these and donate items that are no longer needed.
Get Help with In Home Care from Our Enterprise Team
Besides taking the steps above, you can also get professional help from a trained caregiver. At Interim HealthCare of Dothan, we offer a team of home care professionals in and around the Enterprise area who can assist your loved one in many ways.
Our caregivers can help with bathing and dressing, mobility, meals, light housekeeping and more. They can also become a friend and companion, so your loved one doesn't feel alone. You and your family will have more peace of mind, as a result.
At Interim HealthCare of Dothan, we offer care in the home to seniors throughout:
- Fort Rucker
- And other nearby areas
Call (334) 446-0676 for more details on our in home care in Enterprise, AL."