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7 Valuable Tips for a Safe and Healthy Home

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Did you know? Millions of people worldwide are exposed to toxins or are injured right under their own roof.

 
At TLC Senior HomeCare, your health and overall well-being are highly important to us. While we offer reliable Home Care Services in Florida to help you stay healthy and safe, here are some tips from our experts that you should consider:
 

  • Install recommended home aids and safety measures. If you are living with an elderly or disabled individuals, it is important that you install the recommended home aids and safety measures that can help them. For instance, installing grab bars in the bathroom can help keep them safe from falls. Another example, is installing hard-to-reach door locks which will be useful to prevent wandering for individuals with memory conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.
     

  • Practice proper storage. All medications, household cleaners, and other toxic products must be stored properly. Keep them out of children’s sight and reach. If possible, keep them locked up in a cabinet to make it even harder to access.
     

  • Keep your home well-lit. Falls and other home accidents are often caused by inadequate lighting at home. So, make sure that all rooms (bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, dining areas) and other high traffic areas (e.g. stairs) are always well-lit.
     

  • Install smoke detectors. If possible, make sure to install smoke alarms on every level of your home. Additionally, make sure to check its batteries regularly to check if it’s working or not.
     

  • Develop an emergency plan. To be better prepared in case of any emergency (fire, home accidents, etc.), make sure to develop an emergency plan ahead of time. For instance, you can prepare and practice a home fire escape plan. Also, prepare a list of important phone numbers of the police station, fire station, and your emergency contacts.
     

  • Remove or repair tripping hazards. Loose carpets, wet spots, exposed wire cords, and some home fixtures can contribute to falls which can lead to serious injuries. To avoid accidents, make sure to check all areas of your home and remove or repair tripping hazards.
     

  • Secure professional assistance. If you are experiencing mobility difficulties due to old age, disability, or poor health, it may be time for you to consider the services of a home care professional. Home care professionals can provide mobility assistance and monitor your safety. They can also keep your home clean and clutter-free.

 
Keep yourself and your family safe at home by keeping the above mentioned tips in mind! Also, if you are looking for In-Home Care in Broward County Florida, don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance.

 

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