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November 13, 2013 - Creating a Senior Friendly Home - by Ann Girard

 

As we age, many ordinary things become difficult for us that younger generations don’t have to face.  With spring cleaning around the corner, now is a better time than ever to get our homes organized to help us have happy, healthy lifestyles.  With a few simple tips, our day to day lives can be filled with less stress and more efficiency.  Here are a few ideas to consider: 

  • Move kitchen items to eye level shelves and cabinets to reduce the need for stretching up high or bending down low. 

  • Start using a medication box right away.  Forming this habit now will make it easier when you really need it as you age.

  • Have grab bars installed in the bathroom, especially in the showers.

  • Use non-skid mats in the shower and in front of the toilet.

  • Remember that throw rugs pose a tripping hazard.

  • Use caution when using ladders, stepstools, and chairs to reach up high.  Avoid doing this if possible.

  • Use large print items—clock, bathroom scale, address book, etc.

  • Use nightlights in frequently traveled areas (halls, stairs).

  • To help navigate stairs better, put colored tape on the edges of steps. 

  • Install banisters on both sides of the staircase and make sure the stairs are well lit.

These are just a few ideas from Ann Girard to help make your home more safe and senior-friendly.  Ann Girard, a physical therapist by trade has over 40 years of experience with elder care and is  owner of Safe at Home Care, a home care placement agency serving clients in Boulder County.

November 11, 2013 - New Website Launched!

 

Welcome to the new Safe at Home Care Website!  With new sections such as Caregiver Profiles, Newsletter, Staff bios, and a Blog, the new website is also easier to navigate and nicer to look at.  If you catch any bugs, please report them to SafeAtHomeCare@gmail.com.  Enjoy!

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