Preventing Falls in your Bristol CT Home
At Always Best Care, we provide the best in home care Bristol CT has to offer. We provide care and companionship to a variety of the Mum City’s elderly residents right in the comfort of their own homes. Whether it is going for a stroll downtown, enjoying the annual Bristol Mum Festival, a trip to the Bristol Military Memorial Museum, or simply shopping for groceries and eating out with friends, we can help your senior maintain his or her active lifestyle inside and outside of the home.
While inside the home, safety can be a big concern. Use these tips to help make stairs safer for seniors:
Increase the Light
Often, seniors suffer from vision loss, which is hazardous, especially in areas that are not well lit. Providing plenty of lighting near and on the stairway will help reduce the risk of falling. You can purchase and install stairway lighting kits, bring in extra lamps to the area (keep cords out of the way!), or even hire an electrician to add safety lighting.
Remove Tripping Hazards
Several different tripping hazards can exist on or near the stairs. Be sure to remove any throw rugs at the top and bottom of the stairs. Do not store baskets, clutter, furniture, or anything else directly on or near the top or bottom of the stairs.
Check the Stairs
Stairways should be thoroughly checked for evenness, uplifted carpet, and any nails that may be coming out. Take care of any noted problems immediately or hire someone to fix tthe issue.
Handrails can be added to both sides of the stairway to increase senior safety. The rails should be mounted at about elbow height and be able to support the weight of the senior without breaking or damaging the walls they are attached to, and should be of a small enough diameter that the whole hand can wrap around them.
The Senior Care Bristol CT Residents Prefer
If you are looking for the elderly care Bristol CT residents recommend and prefer over others, look no further than Always Best Care. We can help your senior relatives maintain their independence while remaining safe and comfortable in their own homes. As opposed to a nursing home or assisted living Bristol CT seniors desire to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. If you live in the Bell City or any of its surrounding areas, give us a call at 860-261-4405 to see how Rick and his team can help.