Any new medical diagnosis or condition comes with many challenges for both the individual and their caregivers. When our parents are acclimating to a new medical reality, decisions regarding their care are often difficult to make. While some individuals require a nursing care facility, depending on each medical situation, many can live in their own homes with assistance from adaptive devices, furniture, and outpatient medical care.
Injuries among aging adults with mobility changes, unfortunately, can be common without proper intervention. These injuries occur most often in bedrooms (30%), living areas (19%), and kitchens (15%). Individuals with mobility issues or changes often fall when they lose their balance due to muscle weakness, vision impairment, or home hazards, which cause them to trip or stumble.
If a loved one has a harder time with balances or longer stretches of standing, considering making the kitchen an even safer place. A few smart choices will also allow a parent to utilize the kitchen more safely:
Medical Changes can be Overwhelming
Changes to a loved one’s medical state or mobility can be overwhelming. Still, fortunately, we offer many products and solutions to assist a parent and keep them safe so they can maintain their independence at home as long as possible. An Occupational Therapist can provide a list of recommended modifications and assistive devices, which we can review. We will contact you within 48 hours with a customized action item list specific to your unique needs and situation. Let us help your loved ones age gracefully at home by contacting us now.
Loved Ones WITH Mobility Changes CAN REMAIN INDEPENDENT
As our loved ones’ bodies change, it can be overwhelming to adjust to a home. However, we offer many products and solutions to assist you and your parent to keep them safe so they can maintain their independence at home as long as possible.
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