Home and Safety
If you’ve decided that staying in your own home is best for you, the Care Guide strives to provide you with some resources to help make sure that you do that safely.
My own parents loved their home. Dad had built a wonderful sun room. The yard had flowers, a vegetable garden, peace and serenity. It was a two level house. And, because he had had a stroke, and some loss of strength on one side, it was difficult for him to get up and down the stairs.
We, as kids, dreaded those stairs.
Mom would help him down each day and we lived in constant fear that they would one day both tumble down.
We were ultimately able to convince them to move to single level living, but that’s another story.
We have set out some recommendations as follows:
- Home Safety Checklist
- Fire Safety in the Home
- Falls and Fall Prevention in the Home
- Physiotherapy at Home
- Keeping Safe with Safety Aids
- Home Adaptations for Senior Safety
- Building an accessible bathroom for the elderly or disabled
- Hiring a Contractor
- Alzheimer's Disease: Living On Your Own
- Safety-proofing Your Home for Alzheimer’s Care
- Caring for a Wandering Alzheimer's Person at Home