Making Your Home Senior-friendly

Sending the elderly to nursing homes is not always an option. Whether your reasons are financial or sentimental in nature, however, you should know that bringing grandpa or grandma into your home won’t be simple.

First of all, you will have to make sure your house is easy for them to navigate. A lot of seniors suffer from falling injuries, so take note of this when arranging their room location. Don't put them on the second floor, and make sure the paths in and outside of your home are accessible and clutter-free. Providing a walker from a medical supply facility can also help seniors move around.

Secondly, you will have to make sure that the senior citizen under your care is well-cared for medically. Medical supply stores can deliver supplies and medicine on a regular basis to your house. It would be best to familiarize yourself with the one nearest to your home. Knowing their number and what they can provide can help things greatly.

Finally, be ready for emergencies. It may be hard to contemplate, but it would be best to be prepared for any medical emergency. Have clear and direct procedures on what to do if something bad occurs.

In the end, while having a senior live with you is a great responsibility, it will also offer you both a chance to connect and spend more time with each other as they reach the twilight of their lives.

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