How Home Health Care Helped My Mom

Changes To Make To Your Home That Will Help You Provide Safe Home Care To A Loved One

by Stanley Pierce

Is someone in your home having a more and more difficult time getting around and to the point where they need help with their daily care? Are you worried that they are going to get injured when they are trying to go about their daily regimen? If so, then there are some changes you should consider making around your house to help make it a safer environment for them. If you have come to the point where you need to provide home health care for your loved one, then the advice in this article will help you to create a safer home environment and make it easier for you to care for them. 

Have ramps built

Whether your loved one walks with the help of a cane or walker, or they are in a wheelchair, having ramps installed at any entrances with steps will make it a lot easier for them to get in and out of the house. A wheelchair can be rolled up and down the ramp and if they are still able to walk, it eliminates the need for them to struggle up and down each stair can be dangerous.

Install a stair lift

If you have a two-story home then your loved one may be to the point where they are no longer able to access the upper part of your home. This can make caring for them limited in some cases and it may leave them feeling as if their freedom and independence has been taken from them. Having a stair lift installed will make it so they can once again move freely about the house. A stair lift offers them a safe seat with a belt that they will secure themselves in. The lift will then take them up and down the stairs so they don't have to climb any of them.

Install a walk-in tub

Depending on your loved ones level of mobility, installing a walk-in tub may make it so they can bathe without assistance. If they still need your help, it won't be as difficult for you to offer it to them. They can get in and out of the tub through the large door in the side and bathe while sitting in a comfortable seat with a non-slip surface. A handheld showerhead makes it so the upper portion of their body can be washed without them needing to move around a lot.

Making these changes to your home will help you to care for your loved one and help them feel as if they still have some of their independence. 

For further assistance, contact local professionals, such as those from Ivory House Health Services.