Bathrooms have been widely regarded as one of the most dangerous places in a household for the elderly. Unsupervised, they face the risk of tripping over misplaced objects, slipping on water puddles, and ultimately placing themselves in dangerous and precarious positions.
At A-1 Home Care Agency, our professional caregivers implement the finest safety measures to ensure that each and every patient is carefully looked after. By opting to hire an affordable senior caregiver, your loved one will be under close supervision each and every time he or she visits the bathroom or does anything around the house. Here are some tips that we recommend to maximize the safety of your bathroom.
Install Skid-Proof Surfaces
There are numerous types of skid-proof surfaces available for your bathtub, shower, and bathroom floor. Remember, individual pieces won’t suffice as they only cover a limited amount of space. Rather, consider looking into a mat for the entire floor surface or a rubber-backed rug.
Keep Your Bathroom Lit
Elderly individuals know that a good night’s rest is dependent on the number of times they have to get up to go to the bathroom during the night. Make sure that you implement different light fixtures – preferably those that run via motion sensor – to minimize accidental falls. Ideally, you’ll want to set them up at locations such as the entrance to the bathroom, by the toilet, and by a hand rail that’s used to prop them up.
Assisted Care Services
Remember, the elderly, especially those that are partaking in in-home care services, are in a vulnerable state once they get up in the middle of the night. For one, their vision isn’t what it used to be, which puts them in a disoriented state, bumping into objects on the way to their destination. This can lead to an assortment of injuries that can be unforgiving – especially at this stage in their lives.
With 24 hour caregiver services and a variety of other elderly home care options available at an affordable rate, let our team at A-1 Home Care protect your loved ones and provide them with the assistance that they deserve. Feel free to call us at our Santa Fe Springs Office at (562) 929-8400 or at our Newport Beach Office at (949) 650-3800.
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A-1 Home Care Agency is proud to be an official vendor of Lanterman Regional Center, MSSP St. Jude Caregiver Resource, and MSSP-PICF. We are also American Board of Home Care Certified, a National Readmission Prevention Certified Member, State Licensed in Home Care, and a CAHSAH Member.
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