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3 Ways You Can Make Your Home Safer for Older Relatives

Posted on: March 21st, 2017 by JayHawkPharmacyBlogger

More and more Americans are opting to age in-home. For many seniors, this means living out their retirement years in the house where they raised their family. Others, however, opt to move in with their grown children, especially if their health is not the best.

If you have an older relative coming to stay with you, Jayhawk Pharmacy is here to help. We’d like to offer three solutions to making your home safer for your elderly loved ones:

  • Install a stair lift.

 

If you have a ranch-style house, you may immediately think that this doesn’t apply to you. However, did you know that you can also install stair lifts outside of the house? If you have a significant amount of steps going up to your house, they could pose a hazard to your older relative, especially if their mobility is impaired. Imagine them trying to carry groceries up those steps—it could lead to a fall.

 

  • Use ramps

Stair lifts aren’t the only solution for those with limited mobility. We also offer modular ramps that can be easily installed outside of your home. If your older relative uses a rollator or a wheelchair, this could make getting in and out of your home much safer and easier for them. We also carry smaller threshold ramps that can be placed at entrances.

  • Equip your bathroom with safety products.

 

Bathrooms are one of the most common places where people experience injuries, especially elderly individuals. It’s very easy to slip on water or a loose rug and experience a fall. To prevent this from happening, install grab bars around and in the tub. It will give your elderly relative something to grasp onto if they start to fall, or something to steady themselves as they get in and out of the tub. People tend to grab onto towel racks for this purpose, but they weren’t designed to hold an adult’s weight, and can easily break if used improperly.

Jayhawk Pharmacy values your health and the health and well-being of your loved ones. We know how life can sometimes take unexpected turns, which is why we’re here for you. Browse our online catalog for all our accessibility products, or see us today for more suggestions on how to make your home safer.

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