Helping Seniors Live Healthier Lives

Caring For A Loved One In Your Home

If you have found one of your loved ones in need of constant care, then you may want to take care of them in your home. Moving them in with you will allow you to care for them around the clock without disrupting your life any more than necessary. This can be especially important if you have a family because it allows you to continue running your household with limited interference. Learn about some changes you can make to your home so you can care for your loved one in a safer environment.

Consider installing a walk-in tub

Swapping out your current bathtub with a walk-in one will make it much easier for your loved one to take a bath. The rest of your family will still be able to use it as well. The walk in tub has a door in the side of it they can walk through and a seat with a non-slip texture for them to sit on while they bathe.

Install a stair lift

If you have a two-story home then your loved one may be confined to the lower level of your home if they aren't able to maneuver going up and down your stairs. Installing a stair lift will allow them to have access to the entire house so they aren't so limited. They will sit in the chair that's safely secured to your wall and buckle the belt for added security. The chair will then make its way up and down the stairs with them in it.

Consider going with a hospital bed

If your loved one can't get in and out of bed as easily as they used to, a hospital bed may be the answer. The head and foot of the bed can be brought up and down with the use of controllers. This will allow them to get help getting into the sitting position so they can rise from the bed much easier.

Get assistance from supportive home health care services

Taking care of a loved one can be a lot of work. For this reason, you may want to get help from supportive in home care services. This help can come in the form of taking care of your loved one's laundry, taking care of their meals, cleaning their specific living area, making sure the outside areas they need to get through are free of snow, and more.

Now that you have a better understanding of things you can do to make it easier to care for your loved one, you will be able to care for them more safely and efficiently.