When the elderly fall or trip, it can be serious. These simple but important steps will enhance their safety at home:
- Clear floors and stairs of objects that can cause tripping.
- Secure rugs to prevent sliding (rug fasteners can be bought at hardware stores).
- In the bathroom, install grab bars in the shower and near the toilet, place bathmats on the shower floor, and a safety shower chair in the shower.
At Gentle Wave, we’re here to help so, if you need an aid in the home, please contact us.
Gentle Wave provides a range of services for seniors and those with disabilities or special needs, including:
- Shopping, arranging for deliveries, unpacking and organizing
- Coordinating appointments with utility workers, handymen, landlords
- Picking up dry cleaning, holiday decorations, magazines/newspapers
- Balancing checkbooks, invoice paying, postal issues
- Companionship for entertainment and outings
- Administrative and travel assistance for medical consultations
- Assistance with the logistics for selection of health professionals and institutions
- Assistance with mobility and transportation needs
- Arrangements for purchase and delivery of pharmaceuticals and durable medical equipment
- Check-ins from day-to-day.