Champion Home Health Care is here to make sure that your senior loved ones have all the best advice and care they can get to make sure they are comfortable within their own homes. This week’s blog will talk about a few safety tips for seniors who have are home alone quite frequently. Here a couple of things to consider for their safety.
Having some sort of security camera set up is actually a pretty important thing have installed in your loved ones home. Security cameras make it easy to keep an eye on them even when you can’t be there to check in on them. They might also have peace of mind to know that there is a way for them to check to see what made a bump in the night.
You can pay to have a security company install them or you could just get your own. Many of the new cameras allow you to check them on your phone. Some even allow you to set alerts to notify you when there is motion in the home so you can then open up the camera app and check it out. Getting a security camera may just make both you and your loved one feel safer in the end.
Many times, an alarm system goes along with the installation security camera. If it doesn’t, it may be a good idea to have one installed in your senior’s home. This way they know if there are unwanted guests entering their home and can be ready to call for help as quickly as possible. It might help them sleep more soundly at night knowing that there is both someone watching over them and something to alert them if anything is off.
Medical Assist Button
This is such an important component in home safety for your senior family member. Oftentimes, during the day there is medical assistance in the home. But other times the caregivers go home at the end of the day. So, it would be wise to have a bedside or personal security button, just in case there is a medical emergency in the middle of the night and your loved one is unable to pick up a phone. You’ll both feel good knowing there is a way for them to quickly get medical assistance in case of late night emergencies.
Emergency Call list
Although your elderly loved one may already have their emergency contact numbers programmed into their phones, it is still a good idea to have a solid copy in a place somewhere they can easily read it. This is a good idea for people who may be forgetful or who are not good at figuring out their phone technology. It is also helpful for any medical staff who need to know quickly who to call in case of an emergency.
Finally, it may be useful to install support rails throughout your senior’s home. You never know when they might feel off-kilter; it is important they have something they can reach out to for support should they need it.
We hope that you will consider some of the home safety tips. We know how much you care and want to keep your loved one safe, so we hope this could help. Please feel free to check out the rest of our website to learn more about all of the amazing at-home care services we can offer you and your loved one in Melbourne, FL and all of Brevard County today.