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Simple tips for elderly people to apply at home in Cotonou

Simple healthy tips for elderly people to apply at home
Written by @Beninfo24/7

Simple tips for elderly people to apply at home in Cotonou

Simple tips for elderly people to apply at home in Cotonou

Simple healthy tips for elderly people to apply at home

*Simple tips for elderly people to apply at home in Cotonou

Staying healthy is one of the most important things on which aging people can focus on, however, the big part of staying healthy is being comfortable in what you do and where you are. Some of the healthy tips that can be done and that are applicable at home to make a home comfortable to stay are the following.

Remove fall Hazards

Fall is the major cause of senior’s injury, the essential things to do in order to avoid fall is to make the home more free and safe, to reduce the risk of falling and to encourage home safety for seniors

Create an environment which is more open. in case an elderly person is walking, this will be easier to do, rather than using a wheelchair or walking stick, it will be easier to access the doorways.

Keep Emergency numbers handy

It is important to keep emergency numbers close for any emergency reasons, mostly for elderly people, in order to give calls for assistance when necessary.

Review and share important memories

Sometimes share important photos of past memories with loved ones, look through the pictures and talk about it. that will help to refresh and remind you of the happy moments you had in the days.

Often stay safe at home

It might be tempting to welcome someone who is at the door and looks nice but watch out. These are some important things you should note to avoid some unhealthy occurrence from strangers

Install a peephole in the front door to have a picture of who’s standing at the door

It is advisable not to open doors for strangers either the person lives close or abroad while the person is alone, don’t stay indoor with stranger alone,

Place a note of reminder on the wall next to the door saying, do you know this person, if No, you may pass the required information’s at the door post.

Make the bedroom comfortable

Bedroom

Bedroom

You may as well think that danger might not happen in an elderly persons bedroom but is not likely to be true, An Elderly person can come across many possible risk here, To make the bedroom safe, Replace a sagging mattress with a firmer one, it will be much more relaxed, will be more supportive and will not isolate an elder’s rest in any position and remove any weird pictures or sharp objects too from the bedroom.

Ask for house help or House keeper

It can be frightening and painful to see someone you love struggling to care for themselves. Perhaps you’ve noticed that your loved one’s home has become much messier than it used to be, maybe wearing stained or dirty clothes. You can talk to your loved ones who know others who have used home care services to assist you in getting a home care service so as to help in keeping the home clean for them.

Check the home lights

Aging eyes does not always function like before, Elderly ones should avoid darkened areas in their home. it is advisable to remove light bulbs that are already burnt and replace with a functioning bulb so as to lighten the darkened places.

Ensure a safe bathroom

In order to make the bathroom more relaxed and safe for the elderly people, tackle the following issues,

  • In the bathroom put rubber mats to avoid slipping
  • Set the water heater Thermostat to 1200 F no higher to avoid accidental burn
  • Place a bathing chair in the tub, your best choice for a bathing chair should also be one that fits in the bathroom.

Remember, having the comfort of your home is much more important, with the above suggested hints you can help in keeping your home safer to live in.

 

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