Elder Care Service in Fort Wayne
Home Safety Tips for Seniors
With our elder care service, Visiting Angels® Fort Wayne helps to improve the safety of local seniors. Our goal is to allow seniors to remain at home and avoid moving to a care facility, helping them enjoy greater dignity, privacy, and overall quality of life. As part of this effort, we also urge you to make some simple home modifications to reduce the risk of in-home accidents. Since so many disastrous falls occur in the bathroom, we would like to highlight some ways to boost safety in this area.
With wet conditions, the bathroom can be a very dangerous place for seniors, particularly those who are physically limited in some way. The basic actions of stepping in and out of the shower and getting on and off the toilet can result in serious accidents. A simple fall could result in a broken hip and a permanent decrease in their physical condition.
Non-slip mats and grab bars are two quick and effective ways to minimize this issue. The mats should be placed directly outside the shower or tub, as well as near the toilet. The same goes for grab bars, which should be placed inside the bathing unit and directly next to the toilet, allowing them to use the bars as a source of stability as they carry out these tasks.
Another safety improvement, is to make sure they have convenient access to their daily medication. Shelves that are too high or too low represent an injury risk, so try to figure out the precise level where they don't have to reach or bend down.
These measures may seem basic, but they can actually make a huge difference in your loved one's safety and comfort. If you follow these tips and hire our professional in-home service, your relative will have a safe environment with excellent support and companionship.
About Our Elder Care Service in Fort Wayne
We offer customized assistance based around the needs of each individual. Our care duties include:
- Memory-based assistance
- Bathing and toileting help
- Cleaning, cooking, and errands
- Healthy meal planning
- Exercise routines
- Home safety enhancements
- And much more!
Professional Elder Care in Your Community
We offer full-time, part-time, and 24/7 care to make sure each senior gets the right amount of support. We are thrilled to offer our flexible service and customized care options for seniors throughout:
- Fort Wayne
- Columbia City
- Northeast Indiana
- And the surrounding areas
To learn more about our elder care service, contact Visiting Angels Fort Wayne and ask about your care consultation today.
Serving the Fort Wayne Area in Northeastern Indiana
Visiting Angels FT. WAYNE, INDIANA5811 Covington Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46804