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Published On: Fri, Jun 23rd, 2017

Tips For Making It Easier For Your Elderly Loved Ones To Live At Home Longer

If you have elderly loved ones that you care about and they would like to remain in their own home for as long as possible, you may want to try the following tips to help them achieve that goal. This way, not only will they be able to remain independent for longer, but you will be able to have some peace of mind because you will not have to worry about them as much.

photo courtesy of Greenberg Health

Invest In A Stair Lift For The House

Many people have at least a two-story home, with the bedrooms on the second floor. Even if you were to rearrange the house so your elderly loved ones would have a bedroom on the first floor, it is unfair to assume that they are never going to want to go into the rest of their own home. This is why one of the first things you are going to want to do is to check out the options for stair lifts. There are a few different ones available and all of them are pretty sleek so you would not have to worry about there not being enough room for them. The stair lift can be installed and there will still be plenty of room for other people to walk up and down the stairs as needed.

Give Them Company

Another thing that is very important is to make sure that they are getting plenty of visits from you, other family, friends, and even the occasional home health care aide – just to check up on them and the house. Even though your elderly loved ones want their independence, they do not want to be forgotten about. Plus, through companionship, you will be able to be quickly alerted to something going wrong that might need to be brought to the attention of a doctor.

Install A Security System

Crimes against the elderly are on the rise in most areas of the country. Therefore, you will want to make sure that you are calling for a security company to install a quality security system in their home. You will want that system is connected right to the proper authorities. This way, should someone attempt to break into their home, the police will be there as soon as possible. While there is still always going to be a chance that a criminal will still try to break in to steal stuff, if they see that there is a home security system in place, they might try to target another home. Just make sure that you are placing the home security system warning stickers in the front windows and any signs you are given in the front yard. This will let the criminals know that their house is not the house they want to mess with.

With those few tips in mind, you should find that it is going to be a lot easier for your elderly loved ones to remain in their own home for as long as possible. All you have to do now is to put all of those tips into action. They will be thankful and happy in their home and you will have a little peace of mind that you might not have had a chance to get any other way.

Author: Jimmy Simond

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