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Spring Safety Tips for Your Senior Loved Ones

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Make sure to take a fresh look at your senior loved ones’ homes this spring! Hazards add up as the years go by and can increase your family members’ risk of accidents and falls. So, our experienced team at Magnolia Total Care recommends that you perform regular home safety check-ups to help your aging relatives stay independent as much as possible.

Don’t know where to start? Feel free to use this checklist:

  • Medications
    Whether or not your loved ones’ are receiving skilled nursing services, it is important to make sure that their list of medications, vitamins, and supplements are actually up-to-date. Safely dispose of any discontinued or expired medicines, too.
  • Kitchen
    Post important contact information in prominent locations around your family members’ homes so they could easily call someone in case of emergency. Check the status of their appliances, too, if these are within the easy reach of your relatives and are in good working condition. Moreover, see to it that rarely used appliances are put away so as to remove clutter.
  • Bathroom
    Make sure that the grab bars in your loved ones’ bathrooms are sturdy and well-attached. If they currently don’t have grab bars installed, have someone install them. Use non-skid, low-profile mats to reduce your family members’ risk of suffering from an accident due to slippery tubs or shower floors. With the help of a caregiver providing quality personal care in Georgia, you can also add automatic night lights in the bathroom to make it easy for your relatives to see at night.

We provide premium home care services in Savannah Georgia to help clients remain in control of their lives and retain their dignity and self-esteem as they try to live independently in the comfort of their homes. Get in touch with us right away so that we can help you and your loved ones.

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