- Leave the windows closed at night.
Even if you live in a quaint and peaceful neighborhood, there’s nothing wrong with being a bit vigilant. Keep it a habit to leave all your window, and doors locked before heading out or going to sleep.
- Make it a habit to label containers.
You should also include faucets too. Labeling the “hot” and “cold” knobs, jars of herbs, medicine bottles, and other items will save you time and confusion from having to second- guess your things. You can use a label maker or a permanent marker whichever is more convenient for you. Why don’t you go ahead and give it a try?
- Avoid smoking, especially in bed.
Have you had times when you didn’t even realize that you had fallen asleep on your seat while you were watching some shows on TV? If you have, then smoking might put you in danger, literally. You might accidentally doze off and the embers from your cigarette might either fall on you or worse, it could fall to any nearby object and start a fire! So if you can, please stop smoking altogether.
- Wear clothes that fit well.
Not only will it make you look better, but it will also keep your clothes from snagging onto things and cause you to trip. Don’t forget to put on comfy socks and footwear at home to keep you from accidentally stubbing your toes too!
- Do away with the rugs on the floor.
If you like having them at home as a part of your aesthetics, then make sure you secure the back side with some adhesives like stick-on velcro or hot glue so they won’t cause you to slip and fall.
- Leave a light on at night.
You never know when you might need to visit the bathroom or the kitchen for a glass of water, or a midnight snack. A light down the hall will keep you from stumbling on your way. There are now LED bulbs available that won’t cost you a lot for your electricity consumption. And besides, it’s a small price to pay compared to getting injured.
- Keep your work areas uncluttered.
This is especially applicable in the kitchen area where you are working with fire and sharp objects. Tidy up power cords, and keep items away from the floor. Don’t leave any spills unattended. Clean up the puddle as soon as possible to prevent accidents.
- Consider getting support.
There’s nothing wrong with asking for help. It simply means you recognize your own limits and you are smart enough to deal with things. In fact, availing of elderly home care services will make your life a lot easier!
You can count on Chajinel Home Care Services, a home care agency in California, to provide you with all the daily assistance you could need. Book an appointment with us today, and see how much of a positive difference you will enjoy tomorrow.