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How Home Care Agency Services Can Keep Your Loved One Safe in the Bathroom in Auburn, NH

Most of us feel safer at home than anywhere else, since home is where we can create the environment we prefer and be most comfortable. For seniors who live alone, home is also the place where they are most likely to be injured. The Center for Disease Control estimates that more than 230,00 injuries per year occur in the bathroom. Our home care agency offers the resources and knowledge your family needs to keep an aging loved one safe.

How Our Home Care Agency Eliminates Household Hazards That Cause Serious Injuries in Auburn and the Surrounding Area

At our home care agency, we know that your loved one’s wellbeing is your number one priority. That’s why we collaborate with you to make sure every resource your loved one could need to enjoy their best health every day is available to them. Our living assistance services include meal preparation, linens changing, light housekeeping, medication reminders, and so much more.

We have become one of Auburn’s recognized home care agencies because of our dedication to providing for holistic health. Your loved one’s senior care plan will include opportunities for social interaction, community activities, hobbies, and exploration. Our caregivers can also help you review your loved one’s home and identify potential hazards.

Why the Bathroom is the Most Dangerous Room in Your Loved One’s Home

The bathroom is potentially more dangerous because of the physical needs to bend, stretch, sit, stand, and lean in a small space, and because there is often water or other slip hazards present. To create a safer space, try:

  • Installing grab bars near the shower, tub, or toilet. Anywhere that your loved one will need to sit and stand has the potential for balance loss or trips
  • Add non-slip or grip pads to surfaces. These are usually stickers that can be attached to floors, handles, the bottom of the tub, and anywhere else that can be slick
  • Remove loose flooring and small rugs. Changes in the level of the floor can create balance and stability issues. The edges of small rugs are easy to trip over
  • Redesign small spaces. Think through furniture placement and walkways to make sure there are no obstacles in the paths your loved one walks every day

Our Priority is to Prevent Injuries and Keep Your Loved One Safe

At Visiting Angels of Auburn, it is our mission to improve the quality of life of each of our clients, and that means helping to prevent injury and costly, painful rehabilitation and healing. We will be glad to consult with you and your family about the best ways to keep your loved one safe.

If you are helping to care for an aging loved one who lives alone, our home care agency offers comprehensive in home care services that can help. Call the friendly care coordinators at Visiting Angels of Auburn today to learn more.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.