Over the last 5-10 years, senior citizens have started the trend to "age in place". Which means they want to reside in their current home for the remainder of their life instead of moving into an assisted living facility. For this to happen, modifications to the home are often necessary to create a safer living environment. Many senior citizens struggle to see they need help moving around their home.
The first sign that a loved one needs medical equipment installed in their home shouldn't be after they suffer a devastating fall. There are signs family members need to be vigilant of. In this blog, we'll discuss what these signs are and how Bell House Medical can make their home safe once again.
What Signs should I Look for?
If your loved one is showing signs of:
- Fatigue/decreased endurance
- Foot drag
- Weakness in legs (walking/getting up from a chair)
- Leaning one way to overcompensate for a weak leg/hip
- Balance issues
- Impaired vision
- Unsteady walking
It's critical to tell them to seek the opinion of a medical professional about whether they are able to live alone or with their spouse. If they can do so, the doctor might advise making changes to the home to create a safer living environment.
How Can Bell House Medical Help?
When you notice a loved one is showing any of the aforementioned signs, don't hesitate to bring it to their attention. You might not want to have the discussion with them, but it's important you do. Quality medical equipment can save your mom, dad, aunt, uncle, etc. from falling and injuring themselves.
Contacts us today so we can make your loved one's home a safer place to live.