Preparing the home

Having a loved one live at home may seem easy, but you must first prepare the home. You need to consider what is around the home, where furniture is placed and how easy is it to move around. You may need to declutter and remove items from the home and install helpful devices such as hand rails, ramps, smooth the floors, remove mats, improve cupboard access, make the kitchen and bathrooms easier to use and access, label items in the pantry and fridge and install additional safety systems to call for help. All of these changes need to help the elderly person continue being able top complete daily tasks such as cooking, shopping, cleaning, washing clothes, washing dishes, emptying the trash, paying bills, sending and receiving mail. A daily checkup in person or over the phone is a good option if the elderly person is living alone.