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The Unseen Reward of Improving Safety for Seniors

Senior Home Safety in Keyport NJ

There are numerous things people become concerned about when elderly family members get older. For the most part, they’re concerned about health emergencies and safety. It’s a good idea to be concerned about senior home safety, and doing something about it now can pay dividends in the future.

Senior Home Safety in Keyport NJ

Senior Home Safety in Keyport NJ

When people make a concerted effort to improve the safety for a senior in their life living at home, whether they’re alone or not, they may not see the benefits of it directly. However, those unseen rewards are everything.

What are those unseen rewards? 

You may be concerned about your elderly mother. You’ve seen her have difficulty getting up from the couch, the chair, or out of bed. She’s called you at times to help her with various things. You even heard her admit to slipping and falling, even though she was lucky enough to escape without serious injuries.

Sit down and talk to her about ways you can improve safety for her. She admitted to being uncomfortable getting into and out of the shower by herself. “I just don’t feel strong enough,” she said. So, between the two of you, you researched various options and found that grab bars installed in the tub or shower surround was a good idea. You also realized that installing a shower seat would allow her the opportunity to sit down while she bathed.

That was a good improvement in senior home safety. Another was addressing concerns she had about getting up and down the stairs. She lives in a two-story house. The washer and dryer, along with her bedroom, are on the second floor. The kitchen, living, and reading rooms are on the main floor. You know she’s going to have to go up and down the stairs several times a day.

You had somebody come out and check the steps and handrails to ensure they were secure, but that wasn’t enough. You talked to her about installing a stair lift, which she agreed to. Now you both feel comfortable.

So where is the reward? 

The reward is in fact she’s safer. The reward is in the silence of your phone because there are no neighbors, friends, or emergency personnel calling to inform you of a serious accident and that she’s being rushed to the hospital.

If you can help an elderly loved one avoid serious injuries by improving safety for them at home, that’s the reward in and of itself.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care to improve senior home safety in Keyport, NJ, please contact the caring staff at Lares Home Care 1-800-781-7435 or 732-566-1112.

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Roy Kleinert

Roy Kleinert is the owner of Lares Home Care which was started in early 2015.After working on Wall Street for 25 years Roy decided to start a home care business to help seniors age in place with dignity and grace.Lares Home Care is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and making sure clients get the best care.Roy resides in Marlboro with his beloved wife, two children and two dogs.Roy volunteers along with his pet therapy dog Max at local hospital, rehab facility and senior living homes.Roy also volunteers with both of his daughter’s softball teams.

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