More and more seniors are opting to grow old in their own homes so it is important that the house is equipped with the tools they require to help keep them safe and provide peace of mind. Many companies offer a line of ADL’s (Activities of Daily Living) products designed to aid seniors’ mobility and maintain independence and accessibility throughout the home. Even for seniors goal setting is still important.
If you or a loved one requires assistance to move safely in the home, you will want to go through room by room to determine what type of ADL household aids would be the most useful. Common places where seniors can benefit from adaptive aids are in the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. One potentially dangerous problem for a senior is falling out of bed as well as safely getting in and out of bed. Bed rails are a simple and relatively inexpensive solution to help keep seniors safely in bed and can offer the assistance they need getting in and out. They are available in a variety of configurations and sizes to fit most beds.
Other important, life-saving home aids are fall and wandering alarms. Available in a variety of models, the most sophisticated ones contain features that transmit both visual and audio alarm notifications in the event of an emergency.
No matter what age, the bathroom can be the site of many accidents and to help address some of the dangers for the elderly, there are a whole host of products designed to offer assistance. Easy to add ADL aids include grab bars, grip mats, shower and bath seats, and raised toilet seats. There are even bath rails available that can be easily installed or removed without requiring any tools.
At Austin’s SYNERGY HomeCare, our mission is to provide seniors compassionate and respectful non-medical care to help them maintain their independence and privacy in the comfort of their own home. We will work closely with your family to ensure your loved one’s needs are met and to provide you with the peace of mind knowing you are getting the best home care services available.
**This blog is intended for informational purposes only. Always consult your health care provider regarding all medical decisions. **
SYNERGY HomeCare is one of the most respected agencies in the Greater Austin area for non-medical home care. Our affordable, compassionate and services provide families with everything from live-in care to short term wellness visits. Please contact us to discuss our range of options for providing your family peace of mind with the best Austin area home care services.