In Home Care in Weldon Spring
Age In Place With These Home Upgrades
If your loved one is having difficulty with mobility, upgrading small features throughout the home may make an enormous difference to overall safety. At Visiting Angels® Greater St. Charles, we know. With in home care services, we provide fall prevention, mobility assistance, and other support services for seniors in Weldon Spring. We help our clients live safely and comfortably at home.
Making home upgrades doesn't have to break the bank. Instead, many small improvements throughout the home can decrease clutter, improve visibility, and remove fall hazards. These can be useful for seniors living in a house, apartment, or most other dwellings. Let's take a look.
3 Ways To Improve Safety and Accessibility in the Home
With our in home care specialists in Weldon Spring, you can get specific recommendations based on your loved one's condition and needs. We'll help you identify areas of concern and help to improve overall safety. Here's a few recommendations:
- Increase lighting. Poor lighting can be a serious fall risk. It's worth increasing the overall lighting throughout the home, especially throughout entranceways, halls, and the bathroom. Opt for LED bulbs, which burn for longer. Consider lights activated by motion sensor, so your loved one isn't searching for light switches in the dark.
- Install extra railings. Having added support can be incredibly helpful as our family members struggle with mobility issues. These are crucial around stairways. If the staircase already has a railway, a second one might help. Railings in the bathroom are especially important. A pull bar in the bathtub or shower will increase safety significantly.
- Remove tripping and slipping hazards. You'll want to replace existing carpeting or rugs with nonslip mats. Some nonslip mats can be placed directly under traditional carpets. As much as possible, you'll want to clear any cords off the floor. That might mean replacing upright lighting fixtures with wall sconces. Keep the floor clear and clean.
About Our In Home Care in Weldon Spring
With Visiting Angels Greater St. Charles, you can get caregiver services designed with your loved one in mind. That's true whether they need occasional support or dedicated in home care. We're proud to help seniors live at home easily in:
- Weldon Spring
- Orchard Farm
- St. Charles
- Greater St. Charles
- St. Peters
- And throughout the surrounding area
Get fall prevention support and dedicated in home care from Visiting Angels Greater St. Charles. To learn more about our services, call our office in Weldon Spring today.
Serving St. Peters, St. Charles, Orchard Farm, Cottleville, Weldon Spring, and the communities of Greater St. Charles
Visiting Angels ST. CHARLES, MO3555 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
St. Charles, MO 63303