Make your house more secure.
Senior proofing a house entails making modifications to the structure in order to make it safer and more fall-proof. Some adaptations, such as rearranging furniture and installing adapted equipment may be required, as well as the use of monitoring systems in some cases. The following are the seven most important issues to tackle while elder proofing your home:
Areas that are properly illuminated help create a safe and secure household. You don’t want to have a nasty fall as a result of inadequate lighting conditions. Lighting should be adequate but not bright, as it will impair the elderly’s ability to move around freely.
Electric cords and other wires should be secured to the wall so that no one will trip over them. Clean up toys, newspapers, and other materials that have been left on the floor on a regular basis to avoid accidents. Allow lots of room between furniture pieces to ensure that elders can comfortably navigate the place they are in.