As more and more people join an assisted living community and living independently, home accidents such as falls and burns are increasingly commonplace. Your loved one may also fall victim to cybercrimes and break-ins. This is why your loved one needs to be well-equipped with the tips and tricks in ensuring that they’re safe. Here are some house safety tips for your loved ones if they’re planning on moving into an assisted living community.
Safety Proof the Apartment
By safely proofing the apartment, you can ensure that your loved one has the utmost protection to prevent any possibility of injuries. Take some time to access the apartment and figure out what safety measures to incorporate in order to create a safer and more comfortable environment for your loved one. There are some ways to safe proof the apartment:
- Hallways, stairs, paths, and entrances should all be well-lit and free of clutter
- Placed rails and banisters on the staircase
- Never put rugs at the top and bottom of the stairs
- Add non-slip pads under rugs and carpets
- Opt for rounded corners for cabinets instead of sharp edges
- Choose kitchen appliances with intuitive interfaces
Prevent Bathroom Hazards
Due to wet floors, the bathroom is one of the most dangerous parts of the apartment and should be paid close attention to, to prevent your loved one from having an accident. Ways to safeguard the bathroom include the following:
- Install grab bars in the shower room and surrounding the toilet
- Placed rubber or non-slip mats to add friction
- Placed first aid box in the bathroom for emergencies
- Purchase a special tub chair or raised toilet seat if necessary
Protect Against Mistreatments
Your loved one can be seen as an easy target for burglars and scammers as they tend to be less physically active and are unable to fight back as well. At Caruth Haven Court, you can have peace of mind as all our apartments are pre-installed with an emergency call system, ensuring that your loved one can alert family members and caregivers of a problem at all times. Other methods you can protect against break-ins and fraud are:
- Ensure that doors and windows are locked
- Install CCTV cameras outside the house
- Keep track of your loved one’s financial accounts and personal information such as social security number
- Remind your loved one to discuss with family members for any purchases, donations, or contracts
- Keep a log of phone calls and save all emails and messages
Why Choose Caruth Haven Court?
At Caruth Haven Court, your loved one’s well-being is of utmost priority. We’re a resident-focused assisted living community based in Dallas, Texas, offering the very best of professional health and wellness care. Here, residents can choose from a selection of one-bedroom apartments and studios, all designed with emergency call systems and 24/7 medical supervision. If you’d like to know more about Caruth Haven Court and why it’s a good fit for your loved one, reach out by calling 214.308.0083.