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Your Senior’s Home Care Provider Gives Tips On Home Adaptions For The Visually Impaired

Aug 23, 2018 by Garrett Sullivan

You have likely heard that vision loss and eye diseases are common in the elderly community. It is true, and you have likely seen a lot of senior wearing vision assisting devices such as glasses. If your loved one has any type of vision loss, he or she may be worried that he or she cannot live independently. Fortunately, home care providers say that they can, especially when the home adaptions needed are completed.

Home care teams warn that falls are a risk within the senior community, which means that the home needs to be equipped with devices to ensure stability and that the home needs to be free from any clear risks. Falls can land a senior in the hospital and have serious effects on their overall health.

Below, our home care providers will go over some simple and easy home adaptions you can make to ensure your senior’s home is safe for them.

  • Remove and replace any carpets or rugs that are loose, worn, or old
  • Remove any hazards present in the walkways such as wires
  • Make sure that your loved one’s home has an ample amount of lighting
  • Install grab bars in the bathroom
  • Use non-skid flooring in the home or use a non-skid solution to wash the floors
  • Use colored tape to mark off areas in the home that are dangerous such as transitions in the level of the floor, steps, and any raised areas
  • Push in all dining room chairs and make sure furniture does not extend into the walkways

If you would like to schedule services from our home care team or you would like to have a fall risk assessment performed in their home, do not hesitate to call Comfort Keepers at your earliest convenience. 

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