Ensuring your senior’s living environment is safe, secure, and comfortable is an important aspect of being a family caregiver for an elderly adult.
Part of this is ensuring their home security is at its best. Not only will this provide actual protection for your senior, but it can also give them better peace of mind, creating more confidence, and helping them to maintain a stronger sense of mental and emotional health when home alone.
Use these tips to improve home security for your senior:
-Consult with a locksmith or home security expert to help you determine what types of locks and other security devices might be appropriate for your aging loved one. You want your parent to feel safe and secure, but you don’t want them to feel trapped or as though they won’t be able to effectively use the locking system because they don’t understand it.
-Consider all points of entry and exit that might exist. This includes doors and windows that are rarely used or are located at the sides and back of the house. Remember if these seem obscure to you, they are likely appealing to those who might want to break into the home.
-Several methods of locking and security are more effective than just one lock on a door. Consider having more than one lock as well as a physical barrier, such as a floor bolt.
-Think of simple ways to provide further security, such as putting a dowel rod in the track of sliding doors or windows to create an obstacle preventing the door or window from opening.
-If your senior has wandering tendencies, consider adding further layers of security to protect them. This could include magnetic alarms on doors and windows that make a very high, loud sound if the two pieces of the magnetic connector separate, but doesn’t include monitoring. Also consider adding locks your parent is not familiar with, which makes it less likely they will be able to open them and get through the door. Locks on the floor and near the top of the door are good for this.
Meal preparation, assistance with activities of daily living, medication reminders, companionship, and mobility assistance are just some of the ways home care can help your aging loved one.
An in-home senior care services provider offers personalized services specifically designed to help your parent manage their needs and limitations in the ways that are right for them while also seeking out a lifestyle that is as active, engaged, and independent as possible as they age in place. As their family caregiver, this can help you to feel more confident in your parent’s ability to manage their needs, stay safe and healthy, and enjoy a high quality of life as they age.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring Home Health Care in Media, PA, please contact the friendly staff at Suma Home Care. Call today: 484-200-7347
Ibrahim recently completed a Professional Certificate in Management; He is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administrations (MBA) at a prestigious university in the UK.
With their passion for helping others and a strong background in customer services and clinical care, Ibrahim and his wife started assisting individuals in their homes.
Since started and operating Suma Home Care in 2010 in the basement of their home, Suma Home Care has provided professionals who work endlessly in providing clients with the highest quality of care, while enabling clients to maintain dignity, comfort and safety in their homes.
Suma Home Care, serves four counties in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia. Ibrahim is firmly connected to his local community and is always looking for ways to give back whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Ibrahim enjoys spending time with his wife and children, travelling and enjoys sports.
Mariama Suma-Keita BSN RN
Born in Sierra Leone west Africa, relocated to America in 1999 from a civil war and settled since in the U.S.A as a Naturalized citizen Graduated from National school of nursing with an associate , and completed BSN in Nursing from Immaculata University graduated with Honor roll Alpha Lambda sigma, After escaping the war served as a refugee nurse in Gambia and Guinea to other displaced refugees before coming to America.
In the states started in Homecare then then transition into hospital, worked in Jefferson hospital as a Registered nurse on Tele and general medsurg floor, also worked in Einstein hospital as an oncology transplant nurse , I realized that I enjoy working with patients so much and believe in quality and compassionate care one at a time dealing with an holistic approach in caring for patients and family in a familiar environment called home , I see the impact and progress when they’re home , it makes them feel relax and progress fast with recovering at home. As a nurse and entrepreneur I understand that dedication to meeting people and families needs is a priority, and able to foster relationships with family and patients that is professional and friendly to help them stay and settled home as a desire.