Mobility challenges can be frustrating for your senior and scary for you. Helping your elderly family member to be safe in her own home does a lot for her, including enabling her to age in place for as long as she might want to do so.
Put Safety Plans in Place for Stairs
Rugs and Carpets Need Special Attention
Do What You Can about Clutter
Simplify and Rearrange Furniture
One of the easiest things you might be able to do to improve your senior’s mobility at home is to rearrange and pare down her furniture. If there is furniture that she doesn’t need or use anymore, clearing that out of her home can free up space. This is especially important if your senior uses a walker or wheelchair that needs a little more room to move freely.
It’s also a really good idea to bring in-home care providers if your elderly family member’s mobility is not what it use to be. They can help to ensure that your senior is safe and that she has help when she needs it.