Tips to Make Your Home Safer
As you age, safety becomes a top concern. With many seniors falling and ending up in the hospital, it’s a real concern that needs to be addressed. Luckily, there are many ways that you can make your home safer as you age.
Perkins Medical Supply is a medical supply store based in Vero Beach. We offer a variety of aids, such as rollators, shower chairs, medical lift chairs, toilet seat risers, walking aids, and more, that can help you not only increase your mobility, but also increase your safety. Below, we’ll offer up some tips on how you can make your home safer. Visit us online for your home medical equipment today!
TIPS TO MAKE YOUR HOME SAFER
Get Rid of Throw Rugs
Many of us grew up with throw rugs. However, the problem with throw rugs is that they get messed up and bunched up constantly, which can be a major tripping hazard. Perkins Medical Supply recommends you remove all throw rugs and get mats with rubberized grips instead.
Keep Your Floors Free From Clutter
It can be easy to get into the habit of leaving your shoes out, piling laundry on the floor, and having bags of items you frequently use on the floor. You need to remove your home from clutter with a focus on the floor in order to eliminate tripping hazards as well.
Fall Proof Your Bathroom
Bathrooms can be one of the most dangerous places in a senior’s home because of the wet environment, the flooring, and the fact it’s a room that is frequently used. There are many ways you can make your bathroom safer, from installing grab bars in the shower and by your toilet and investing in a toilet seat riser from Perkins Medical Supply. Our risers not only raise the level of your toilet, but they also have bars as well to help you get up and down.
Replace Your Door Handles and Faucet Handles
Arthritis afflicts many seniors, which can make it hard for them to grab onto items. Your hand grip also is not as strong as it used to be. Thus, Perkins Medical Supply recommends that you replace all of your door handles with easy-to-open levers instead of round knobs. The same advice goes for your sink as well.
Invest in Lighting
It’s critical as a senior that you can see around your home in order to avoid objects lying around. Investing in a night light is one of the best investments you’ll ever make. Make sure you can reach your light switches and that there’s one at the top and bottom of your stairwell if applicable. You can replace these switches out as well with easier ones.
CHOOSE PERKINS MEDICAL SUPPLY TODAY
Our medical supply store offers everything you need in order to help make your home safe, from walking aids and bathroom rails to shower chairs and transfer benches. In addition, Perkins Medical Supply in Vero Beach offers home medical equipment for rent, and we sell medical uniforms. Shop online today!