A large number of seniors end up just sitting in their homes all day with the fear of falling or not being able to get around very well. With so many new ways of getting around, the fear has now turned to things in their homes. Things like falling down the stairs or slipping getting into the bathtub. There are many things that you can do as a senior to keep yourself safe from harm and still enjoy your daily life.
Home Safety For Seniors
Make sure your rugs have anti-slip pads on them. This is a quick way to fall and break a hip or arm. Rugs will come right out from underneath you, but if you slide a non-slip mat underneath, you won’t have to worry about it anymore.
If you have stairs, consider moving to a one story. If this is out of the question, it may be a great idea to have a stair lift installed. This will keep you from having to walk up and down steep flights of stairs and from falling going up or down them.
Put rubber mats in your shower or bathtub to keep from slipping. This is really something everyone should do as showers and tubs become very slippery.
Make sure that all your electrical equipment is up to date and working because seniors have a lower tolerance to heat and can overheat very easily.
These are just a few things that you can do to help make your life a little safer and easier. If you would like to have a walk in bathtub installed in your home to make it easier to sit down in the bath, we can get one installed for you right away. Just call Lone Star Walk In Tubs, LLC at (972) 695-3027, today.