Chances are we you started caring for your spouse, loved one or parent, you quickly realized a few things needed to be done around the house. You may have even decided to make a few changes and upgrades to ensure your loved one could remain in their home for as long as possible – as safely as possible.
Yet when most people look at making changes in the home to make things safer, they look towards the kitchen and bathroom first. After all, those are the rooms where the action occurs. And the rooms where a lot of accidents do occur.
If you fall into that category, you’re off to a great start. Now take another look at the rooms in their home and one of the least thought of rooms to upgrade and improve for safety will be the bedroom
The bedroom has always been a safe haven – one can sleep, relax and curl up with a good book after a long day. Yet in the life of an elderly person, that extends to also dealing with medical conditions, limited strength and balance. Which makes even the simplest of chores – getting out of bed – difficult.
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