Home Care Aide Assistance for Senior Safety in Brentwood
How a home care aide can help keep your loved one secure at home in Brentwood, TN and the surrounding areas
At Comfort Keepers of Brentwood, we know your number one priority is family. When you’re helping to care for an aging loved one who lives alone, their safety and security is never far from mind. A home care aide from Comfort Keepers can help your loved one stay safe at home every day, providing better security for your loved one and better peace of mind for you.
Because of physical and cognitive changes that occur during the aging process, seniors may be less able to respond to emergencies that occur in the home. Creating an emergency plan can help you and your loved one think through what they can do for themselves and what they need additional resources for. A home care aide from Comfort Keepers of Brentwood can help with every part of planning for your loved one’s ongoing safety.
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A home care aide can help you think through strategies that will work for your loved one based on their particular abilities and needs. Your loved one’s mobility level, among other physical and mental health factors, might impact the plan you create. Your home care aide will also help you think about medications, inhalers, or medical devices that are integral to your loved one’s daily health, and to plan for those items in case of emergency as well.
Remember: emergency preparedness is important for every family, not just a loved one who lives alone. There are many public resources that can help families of all shapes and sizes make a plan that works for their needs.
Part of your emergency preparedness should be identifying areas in your loved one’s home that might present a risk to them. For instance, bathrooms are a common site of accidents, including trips and falls. You can install grab bars near the bath, toilet, and anywhere else where wet tile, a loose rug, or slick flooring might be an issue. Other places that you should inspect for safety include hallways, stairwells, doorways, and the kitchen. Look for adequate lighting, a clear path for your loved one to walk through, and any safety issues like rug edges or loose handrails.
Sometimes a second pair of eyes can help you see new opportunities or problems; and a second pair of hands from a home care aide can help your family plan for any in-home emergencies. Our goal is to make sure every senior can enjoy their best possible quality of life every day. We’re proud to be part of the support network that your loved one can rely on to stay safe and healthy every day.
If you’re helping to care for a loved one who lives alone, contact our office serving Brentwood and surrounding areas today at (615) 942-0111. Our friendly care coordinators can tell you more about our caregiving services.