Make Mom and Dad Safer with These Four Tips

Posted on: February 17th, 2017 by WilliamBros Blogger

They say there’s no place like home, but if your parents are struggling with mobility, you may be worried about their safety. Luckily, Williams Brothers Healthcare Pharmacy is here to help. With a few simple modifications, it’s perfectly feasible for mom and dad to age safely in-home:

  1. Add a home entry ramp. Freedom within the house is amplified when freedom to exit the house exists. An aluminum ramp creates a low-maintenance, highly effective solution for easing in and out of your home at will. Add railings, landing pads, and grip strips for extra accessibility.
  2. Install grab bars. With water underfoot, more critical home injuries take place in the bathroom than any other room in the house. Before a costly renovation, add well-placed grab bars to your bathroom and shower. Added grip around the walls, next to the toilet, and within the shower create a safer experience for you and your loved one.
  3. Go electronic. A wealth of technology can ease the burden of back-and-forth trips across a room. Program a universal remote to control everything from lighting to entertainment systems to heating and cooling functions. Opt for motion sensor lights and automatic doors for additional ease.
  4. Place a stair lift. Staircases can be hard on arthritic knees and hips, and can put mom and dad at risk for a fall. Luckily, modern stair lifts can be placed in just about any staircase. Whether they’re straight or curved, wide or narrow, Williams Brothers is sure to find a way to put one in mom and dad’s home.

 

While it’s not easy to see mom and dad get older, you can be proactive about helping them stay safe in the home. If you need additional tricks or products to help, contact Williams Brothers Healthcare Pharmacy!

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