Safe Environment

Creating a Safe Environment Make your home a safer place for everyone, improve mobility and prevent falls by:

 

Installing equipment such as:

  • Support bars in the shower, beside the bed and near toilets
  • Raised toilet seats
  • Shower chairs
  • Anti-scald devices on faucets and shower heads
  • Non-slip/non-skid mats or adhesives

 

Removing loose mats and cords: rugs and loose telephone or electrical cords can cause falls. Secure cords to walls and replace loose mats with larger rugs that can be attached to the floor.

 

Turning up the lights: if poor eyesight is an issue, installing brighter lights can improve visibility and prevent accidents. Also think about installing light switches near doors of every room, at the top and bottom of stairs, and using a night light in the bathroom.

 

Installing smoke detectors and plug-in carbon monoxide detectors near kitchens and bedrooms.

 

Wearing emergency devices: alarm assistance devices worn around the neck can ensure help is on the way in the event of a fall, accident or other medical event.

 

Getting expert advice: work in partnership with a trained home-care professional provider (such as VHA) to ensure the safest environment possible.

 

Source: Caregiver Network
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    Client’s Daughter
  • My Foot Care Nurse delivered excellent work! Her detailed explanation in how to use my foot care medication helps me a lot.

    Client
  • The PSW sent to my mom is very caring and attentive. She is very engaging and one of the few PSWs my mother has connected with.

    Client’s Daughter
  • My mother’s PSW has done and continues to do an exceptional job at assisting and taking care of my mother. I really appreciate her feedback and suggestions in regards to client’s safety.

    Client’s Son
  • My nurse is fabulous. She is the best. I didn’t trust nurses before…she really helps me a lot.

    Client
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    Client’s Daughter
  • The PSW sent to me was very professional and exceeded my expectations on so many levels. She went above and beyond her job description to help me.

    Client
  • The Foot Care nurse did an amazing job at taking care of my mother. She was always very punctual, professional, gentle, caring, sensitive to my mother’s needs

    Client’s Daughter
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