Home Safety for the Elderly

Recently a very close elderly family member fell
down the stairs and was seriously injured.  I want to get the word out about home  safety for our elderly parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends.  At age 80 over half of the seniors fall  every year according to learnnottofall.com.   There are some things we can add
to the home to help minimize the risk.

In the Kitchen:

Insure curtains are far from the kitchen range if
you have a gas range with a pilot late make sure it is equipped with an
automatic cut off in the event of flame failure.  Make sure floors are not slippery and a  light switch is located in an easy to reach location. 
Oven controls should be easy to grip and in the front of the range to the
person does not have to reach over the burners to turn the oven on. 
Oven mitts and hot pads should be kept near the range and a sturdy step
ladder is kept in a closet close by for

In General:

Make sure any rugs have a non –skid pad  underneath and are not worn or torn.   Check smoke detectors and test them while the person is sleeping to
ensure they would hear the alarm in order to respond.   If not, there are smoke alarms that can be placed under the bed mattress
that would vibrate.  Make sure  electrical cords are not old and are not laying in any  walkway.


Steps should be in good condition and free of  objects.  Sturdy handrails should  be on both sides and the stairway clearly lit.  And make sure inside doors do not swing  over stair steps. There are  electrical chairs that can be purchased so the person does not even have to  climb the stairs.  Also, look into  remodeling a room downstairs to create a bedroom for the elderly person with a  full bath that will not require them to even use  stairs.

If you have any repairs for your elderly family member or friend  that is needed in order to ensure their safety or remodel of a room and bathroom
for new living quarters call Xcalibur Remodeling.   We service the following communities:  Ashtabula, Bainbridge, Beachwood,  Bedford, Bratenhal, Burton, Chagrin Falls, Chardon, Chesterland, Cleveland,  Cleveland Heights, Eastlake, Euclid, Garfield, Garrettsville, Geneva,  Highland, Jefferson, Kirtland,
Lyndhurst, Madison, Mantua, Maple Heights,  Mayfield, Mentor, Middlefield,
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