Whether it's for an older family member or someone who is temporarily incapacitated, it's important to keep a home safe
Maneuvering inside a home has its hazards, even for the most athletic, able-bodied, and anyone who is not accident-prone. When you're dealing with an incapacity of any sort or thinking about the needs of the elderly, it's even more important to be sure your home - or theirs - is safe.
There are a few simple tricks to employ as well as some long-term design changes that will ease the burden of getting around. Some are critical safety issues that may help avoid injury as well.
The simplest changes include:
- Adding a bathmat
or adhesive strips to tubs and showers.
Other long-term safety suggestions:
that are mounted over stovetops or are above elbow level. Reaching for
hot dishes with unsteady hands is a recipe for disaster.
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