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Is My Home Ready For In Home Senior Care Services?

Jan 6, 2017 by Diane Genovese

If your loved one is about to start in home senior care services and you are having them live in your home while they are under care, it can mean a number of big changes for you and your loved one. While there will be a period of adjustment for everyone involved, one of the best things that you can do before your loved one starts care is to make sure that your home is safe and ready for this new chapter.

There are a number of small things that any family member can do in order to make sure that their home is ready and safe. A safe and comfortable home can provide the perfect backdrop for any individual receiving in home senior care services so they can relax, stay comfortable and focus on receiving the care that they need and deserve. Here are some questions to ask yourself so you can determine if your loved one is ready for in home senior care services or not:

  • Is there clutter in the way that could cause my loved one to fall?
  • Is there a clear path from my loved one’s bed to the bathroom and the main areas of the home?
  • Will my loved one have to climb stairs every day? Can they handle stairs?
  • Is there a quiet, designated space for my loved one to call their own?
  • Is there a comfortable place they can sit where they can still be in on the action?
  • Is my kitchen ready for my loved one and filled with foods and beverages that they like?

Ask yourself these questions and use this information to make any changes that may be necessary to your home. If you do this, you can help make certain that your home is ready for your loved one and that you are providing the best in home senior care services possible to meet their needs.

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