How to improve safety around home for my ageing parents

When we are at home we should feel safest.

Unfortunately, as we age, we become more prone to injuries like falls, trips and burns, making the chance of an injury occurring in the comfort of our home more likely.

Luckily there are some easy ways to improve safety for your loved one, and the good news is you can start today!

Below you will find tips on how you can improve safety around their home.

1. Tape down any loose cords to prevent trips and falls. 

2. Install a grab bar in the bathroom to prevent falls.

3. Install rubber non-slip mats on tiled surfaces to help prevent slips. 

4. Use a rubber ramp to fix raises in concrete or doorways. 

5. Install a Kettle pourer to prevent burns.

6. Tape rugs and mats to the floor to prevent trips. 

7. Install a smoke detector for fire awareness.

8. Ensure heaters are at least 3m away from furniture or anything that may catch fire.

9. Have a walking stick available for around home. 

10. Clear the floor of any objects that could cause a fall.

Conclusion 

As you can see, there are several ways you can start improving safety around your parent's house. It's better to be preventative and remove any items that pose a risk now than have to call an ambulance later down the track.

If you need assistance finding some items to help improve safety around the home, our friendly team may be able to help out. Call us on the number below for more information.

0800 213 313

*This guide is opinion based and should not to be used as medical advice. Please consult with a medical professional before purchasing products from our store as they know best.