Senior Home Safety in Charlotte NC
Home care aides offer a tremendous service to seniors and disabled adults. These professional caregivers, especially those who have prior experience doing this type of work, can improve safety for seniors within the comfort of their own home as well.
Safety is often considered one of the top concerns of family members. A family member might visit their elderly mother or father, notice them struggling to get up out of the chair, get out of bed, or just walk down the hall, and wonder what kind of challenges they’re facing on a daily basis when no one is around to help.
Many of these family members take it upon themselves to be primary caregivers. However, if they have other responsibilities, such as raising children, working a full-time job, or other such things, they aren’t going to be able to dedicate the time needed to ensure proper safety for that senior.
Here are three ways that home care aides actually improve safety for their elderly clients.
1. Assessing the situation.
Experienced home care aides often immediately assess the situation. They look around the house, see various risk factors, and with the prior experience working with other elderly clients they have, they understand what could happen.
By assessing the situation, they can then discuss certain issues with their elderly client and/or their family members. Some of the concerns they have might deal with clutter, loose railings, the lack of a grab bar in the tub or shower, and so on.
2. They listen to what the senior says.
Family members love these seniors. They want their elderly mother, father, or other loved one to be safe. However, sometimes we get so caught up in our desire to take care of someone else that we don’t actually listen to what they have to say.
An experienced home care aide will listen to what their senior client is saying. They will sit down and have a conversation, pay attention to the details, and that might help them address certain concerns that senior is having at the moment.
3. They can offer physical support.
When a person is having trouble getting out of bed or getting up from a chair, for example, they increase various risk factors. If they try to get out of bed on their own, they could slip and fall down. If they try to get up from the chair, they could topple over or discover far too late their legs aren’t going to support them.
With the physical support of a home care aide, seniors can stay safer on a daily basis.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care to improve senior home safety in Charlotte, NC, please contact the caring staff at BlueDot Cares. Call 704-586-9248.
Kevin’s passion to inspire independence has helped over 40,000 local families regain independence in the home.It was through helping these families that Kevin identified a gaping hole in the health care sector.People want to recover and age at home and current in-home care options make it hard and inefficient to do so.Families have to piece together providers for the needs of their loved ones.
Kevin founded BlueDot Cares to fix this challenge for families.BlueDot’s family of companies provides a synergy of care allowing loved ones to recover or age where they want to – at home.Families can feel comfort that their loved ones not only have the most supportive and best caregivers; but also, they will have the equipment they need to remain safe at home.
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