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Home Care Safety for the Caregiver

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Methods to improve movement and sight throughout the house:

  • Use rails in beds to support movement getting in and out of bed

  • Use lever handle door knobs instead of circular knobs

  • Use a flexible shower head and a chair for your loved one to sit on when bathing

  • If they are wheelchair bound, have a ramp installed that can be used to get them up the front steps or stairways

  • Use large button telephones

  • Clocks should be large enough with both numbers and dials easily seen

  • A commode near their bed can be used in emergencies

  • Shelving in closets should sit low enough for easy access

  • Place a raised toilet seat in their bathroom 

  • Chairs need to sit high enough and be supported by arm rests so there is some security when they sit


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