August 25, 2000
Creating A Safe Home And Home Modification
By: Gail R Mitchell
According to statistics accidents in the home account
for a large percentage of the total number of all
injuries and death.
Many seniors prefer to live in their own home. Many
times it is necessary for you to make arrangements
for them to live in your home. Regardless of which
home they are in, the important thing to remember
is that seniors as well as children must reside in an
environment which provides the best safety to meet
their needs. By preparing, you will not only provide
protection but create a situation which permits more
independence for them.
If your loved one is an elder, take a tour of the home
with them. Keep your eyes open to view things from
a newer perspective so that you can troubleshoot
when things need changing.
If major construction or home modification improvements
are needed, keep in mind that there are tax credits
and financial assistance that may be available to you,
depending on your circumstances and eligibility.
Each of the following links will take you to the list
pertaining to the area of the house. We encourage
you to print out each individual page for your
Throughout The Home
Outside The Home
Medicines, Medical Equipment And Poisonous Products
Homed Modification Requiring Construction Changes
There is a great deal of research that you will have to
do to assure the independence and safety for your loved
one. Prepare to spend quality time time and pay heed
to the precautions and to everything on the lists as
they will be of great value to you.
We look forward to the opportunity
of serving you. We welcome your
comments, suggestions, and questions.
Please feel free to contact us at:
Boomers' Caregiver's Main Page
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Gail's Web Site :
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