Ways to Adapt Homes to Prevent Accidents

Most of the time, when people are hurt in non-vehicle related accidents, it is in their homes. Some of the most common household accidents include:

  • Trips and falls
  • Falling objects
  • Cuts
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Poisoning
  • Drowning

These accidents can happen to all ages but especially to children and the elderly. To make it easier for the elderly to live in their homes, these adaptations can be done.

Bathroom Safety Equipment

To adapt the bathroom for use by an elderly person or someone with limited mobility, experienced builders in Bristol can replace a standard tub for a walk-in bathtub or a roll-in shower for people in wheelchairs. They can also add grab bars in the shower and a shower chair to prevent falls and provide a place to sit down while showering.

Living Areas

A lift chair can help seniors stand up after they’ve been sitting in their recliners. For those who have problems with bad knees or a bad back, the chair will help them into a standing position. Other devices such as a lamp switch turner or a talking thermostat can assist those with limited use of their hands or poor eyesight.

Bedroom Devices

Bed rails can be attached to standard beds to keep seniors from falling and injuring themselves. To help them out of bed, a bed cane or mattress lifts can be added as well. An adjustable bed can also help people sit up and get out of bed as well.

These devices can help seniors live at home instead of being admitted to a facility.

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