According to statistics accidents in the home account for a large percentage of the total number of all injuries and death.
Many seniors prefer to live in their own home. Many times it is necessary for you to make arrangements for them to live in your home. Regardless of which home they are in, the important thing to remember is that seniors as well as children must reside in an environment which provides the best safety to meet their needs. By preparing, you will not only provide protection but create a situation which permits more independence for them.
If your loved one is an elder, take a tour of the home with them. Keep your eyes open to view things from a newer perspective so that you can troubleshoot when things need changing.
If major construction or home modification improvements are needed, keep in mind that there are tax credits and financial assistance that may be available to you, depending on your circumstances and eligibility.
You will see individual categories under home safety and modification so be sure to check them out.
There is a great deal of research that you will have to do to assure the independence and safety for your loved one. Prepare to spend time time and pay heed to the precautions and to everything on the lists as they will be of great value to you.
Gail R. Mitchell