Having a safe home can help boost the confidence of the elderly and encourage them to live independently in their own homes. There are many ways in which you can help to secure your home, below are a few tips:- Ensure that all windows and locks are in working order, it is a good idea to give a neighbour or friend a spare key in case of emergencies.- Install extra security measures such as sensors lights, door chains and a house alarm.- Having a personal alarm is can be very reassuring for people that are prone to falling. Help will only be a click away. You can get these alarms in pendant or wrist watch form.- If you ever feel unsure of a person that calls to your door or a phone call that you receive, have an action plan in place. If in doubt, do not let the person into your home.- When the bad weather hits, have enough food and fuel to keep you going for a few days so you will not have to make unnecessary journeys.
For advice and information about care in your own home, contact Castle Homecare and find out about the different care packages we can offer. Having extra support can make a difference to the elderly and vulnerable people living in their own homes. You can get further information from our website www.castlehomecare.ie or calling us on 01 2965304.