Living alone can be challenging for people at any age, but it becomes especially challenging when you’re a senior with physical and mental conditions. While many seniors like the independence and self-sufficiency that living at home provides, sometimes the isolation of living on their own can lead them to feel worried or scared. Luckily, there are ways to help make their home more safe and secure so that they can feel safe as they live independently at home.
Here at Advancare, our caregivers are happy to explain how seniors can feel safe living at home while aging. In particular, regular contact with one of our senior caregivers who provides services such as running errands and medication reminders is often a huge help.
Senior Safety Solutions
Even though many elderly women and men prefer to live in their homes as long as possible, even if they have medical conditions, they can feel unsafe in their homes. Here are some tips for family members looking to improve the safety of their loved ones.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every four older adults falls every year. Of these, 20% are serious and result in broken bones, head traumas, or similar injuries. This is an especially scary statistic for seniors who are living at home alone. For times our senior caregivers cannot be at the house, we recommend an alert button system. These systems allow seniors to stay independent while making sure help is available when it is needed.
Having a support system consisting of friends and family can be invaluable for seniors. They can feel much more secure when they know that a loved one is just a phone call away. Having a trusted greater Miami-Dade area in-home senior care company in your support system can also be of great assistance.
Regular Doctor Checkups
Seeing your physician for regular checkups is essential for many reasons. Because falls and injuries are some of the main causes of dangerous conditions for seniors inside their homes, it’s important to stay healthy. Your doctor will also be able to diagnose any conditions that would make it unwise to continue to live in your home independently.
Remembering to take medication is a vital aspect of living alone. For seniors who suffer from memory conditions such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, remembering to take medication every day can be a difficult task. Hiring an in-home senior caregiver who provides services for Alzheimer’s and dementia can take the burden off because the caregiver can remind the senior to take their medications.
Greater Miami-Dade Area In-Home Senior Care
Safety is one of the biggest concerns for families of seniors living independently. Hiring an in-home caregiver can do wonders for improving the sense of security of your senior. All of our caregivers are carefully selected, fully bonded, and can perform a variety of different care services.
To learn more about Advancare, contact us at 305-441-9794.