Senior Safety Tips

Health and Wellness - Aging

By: goodselfme     04-Oct-2010

Introduction:

Even if you are not a senior yourself, these tips can help a loved one in their home or yours.

Falls Prevented By Removing Items

Thousands of accidents involving the senior population involve falls that can be prevented. Frequently the scatter rugs placed about the house are to blame for catching the toe of a senior who does not pick up their feet well enough to avoid these falls. Furthermore these occassional rug pieces do not have a non skid backing making them a slippery item in the home.

Prevent For Sight Deficient Seniors

Seniors are sometimes impaired with failing eyesight that create unsafe conditions as they go about daily activities. Just putting clean linen on the bed each week can be a chore for one or even two seniors having some eye sight problems. A family member or a hired person from church can prevent tripping on hanging bed covers as the bed is remade.

Memory

With an increase of age people seem to be more and more forgetful. One of the most important helpful remedies for those who are forgetful is a phone call to remind of appointments and important events a caring person can provide. If transportation can be offered, it would be greatly appreciated by most senior citizens.

Reminder Boxes

Medicines are important to many seniors. A pill minder or medicine box can assist the adult in taking the proper medicines at the right time. Mark the pill containers with large labels for visually handicapped people so they will be easy to read when putting those pills in the spaces in the reminder boxes.

Depression

Caring enough about a person to call them to check on them after surgery or an accident can decrease depression. Checking in with a senior neighbor everyday or every other day, could let that adult know someone wants to make sure they are safe. Many seniors, especially the ones without nearby family, could use an extended family to include them in some family activities to keep depression away from them.









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