Senior Care in Greenfield
Home Safety Tips for Seniors
Quality senior care in Greenfield can mean a combination of smart home safety and qualified caregiving. Aging in place is the goal of most seniors. If your loved one's home is harboring hidden risk, that goal becomes much more difficult. Take a look at these top home safety tips and read about how the competent caregivers of Visiting Angels® Berkshires can provide superb senior care for your aging family member.
Assessing Home Risk
Take a good look around your loved one's home. They may have lived there for decades. But have you thought about how the spaces you know and love could lead to a fall? Consider the following risk factors:
- Broken pavement
- Uneven thresholds
- Loose rugs
- Pet toys
- Wet bathrooms
If you have cracked or broken pavement on your front walk, address the issues with a contractor or handyman before you fall. A door threshold that’s a different height than your floor surface is another big risk factor leading to falls. If you have area rugs throughout your house, consider putting anti-slip mats underneath them to fix them in place.
Everyone loves their four-legged friend, but their toys can be a serious trip hazard. A toy basket in a living space is a great way to contain pet toys. Bathrooms are another big fall zone. Install a grab bar in your shower and/or by your toilet so a hand hold is always at arm’s reach.
About Our Senior Care Solutions in Greenfield
If your loved one has already fallen and needs help getting around the house, we offer flexible caregivers any time you need them. Here are some of the common ways we can help seniors after injury:
- Respite care for family members
- Personal care assistance for help with bathing, dressing, and toileting
- Appointment and errand transportation
- Light housework
- Meal preparation
The services we offer allow you to stay at home so you can get back to living independently like you always wanted. We only hire caregivers who pass our background check and vetting process. This scrutiny gives you the assurance that you’re inviting a competent professional into your home.
Providing Home Care Throughout Greenfield
We are proud to be a locally owned and operated home care agency. We’re close enough that we’re already helping seniors nearby. We’re currently serving seniors in Greenfield, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Great Barrington, Williamstown, Westhampton, and the surrounding areas.
To learn more about our senior care in Greenfield, call Visiting Angels Berkshires today. We can schedule an in-home consultation to discuss your home safety concerns and how we fit into your plans.
Serving Pittsfield, the Berkshires and Surrounding Communities
Visiting Angels PITTSFIELD, MA197 South St Bldg A
Pittsfield, MA 01201