Thursday, July 31, 2014

Home Safety Adjustments

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Whether your loved one wants to continue to live alone at their home, or is moving into your home, there are some important safety adjustments that can be made to keep them safe when they're in the house. A few tips include, taping down rugs or getting rid of them, as they can cause your loved one to fall down, installing guard rails and hand rails in halways, on steps and in the bathroom, and adding nightlights from their bed to the bathroom.

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I'll never forget Hazel. She lived at Rosewood when my uncle was there, and was still there when my dad, mom and mother-in-law, one at a time, became residents. Hazel would often sleep during the day, but at night she would walk. And walk. And walk. Hazel literally must have walked thousands of miles thorough the years, and a lot of those miles…

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