Elderly Safety Tips – For Those That Live Alone
For seniors living independently alone in your own homes, it is important to ensure the s security of your home and keep yourself safe. The elderly safety tips below will help you maintain independence and security while you enjoy living alone.
Stay in good health
Seniors who live alone are at greater risks of suffering injuries if they fall or slip and there’s nobody around to help. For this reason, seniors should stay as healthy as possible through exercising, eating a healthy diet and leading an active social life.
Have a close circle of friends
Senior isolation is dangerous for seniors who live alone. It can lead to depression, poor health and worsening of other conditions. Always maintain an active social life especially with friends and relatives.
Keep medication reachable
Specialists recommend that seniors who live alone keep extra medication on hand in case they unexpectedly run out. This helps to prevent frantic trips to the pharmacy and ensuring that running out prematurely does not lead to disastrous outcomes.
Keep home in good condition
Exposed cords and slippery stairs can cause preventable hazards to seniors who live alone. Always keep your home in good condition to prevent such hazards. Also, avoid having dense vegetation or shrubs between houses or beside entrances.
Lock doors and windows
Reduce the risks of break-ins or burglary by making sure the doors and windows are locked up when nobody is home. This safety measure helps to keep seniors safe and at peace.
Install an alert system
Senior alert systems can be very helpful for seniors who live alone. In the event of an accident or break-in, the senior just presses a button (usually worn on a necklace) to call for help.
Install a home security system
It is a sensible idea to install a home security system to keep your loved one safe and secure. Security systems such as motion sensors to exterior lights can deter intruders from targeting your home thereby providing safety to your parents.
If you are a older adult and choose to rent a property or your renting a OKC lease home for your parent or parents, it is a must to know these elderly safety tips to keep your loved one safe.
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