As we get older we may begin to experience more mobility or motor skill issues. We can also find ourselves living alone for the first time in a long time. This, resulting in less security in the home in case of an accident or emergency.
Here at Carelink24, our mission is to alleviate the fear that comes with living alone in old age. We do this with our range of Personal Alarms. Using a personal alarm helps to reduce concerns about living alone and maintain independent living. Alongside our personal alarms, we have compiled a list of simple ways to give yourself that added bit of safety in the home. Let’s dive in.
1. Remove Trip Hazards
This could be the edges of rugs, door stops, general clutter, but removing these or storing them off the floor will reduce the risk of tripping in the home, which can lead to severe injury.
2. Keep Things at Arms Reach
For example, if you are finding it difficult to reach the mugs on your top shelf, move them to a lower one. Not only can this strain the back, but you’re at risk of falling over when struggling to reach something that is too high for you.
3. Evaluate Your Layout
This could mean rejiggering the layout of your house. Perhaps more your bedroom downstairs if you struggle with going upstairs. It could mean evaluating if you need to transform your grassy garden to tiles or stones if you are struggling to mow the grass or maintain the landscaping.
4. Maintain Every Fixture
This means making sure features such as your stairwell banister or light fixtures are well maintained and not damaged. If a banister was to come away from the wall or a light fixture spark, this could result in serious injury.
5. Investing in a Key Safe
Key safes mean should someone need to access your home when you are unable to let them in, they can simply unlock the key from the safe using a secret code. This is imperative in an emergency should a loved one or paramedic need to access the property with you are incapable of allowing them in. Shop our police-approved key safes here.
How Carelink24 Can Help Safety in the Home
There are our top 5 simple ways to improve safety in the home. We hope they provide some help to those who needed. However, sometimes these simple tips cannot provide the reassurance one needs and therefore it is worth exploring the idea of a Personal Alarm.