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The Importance of Home for Alzheimer’s Patients

By Melissa Hill, 10:48 pm on

There’s no place like home, and that’s why aging in place is so important for seniors with Alzheimer’s. The home environment provides the security and comfort that is so important for mental, emotional and physical health.

At Home Care Assistance, we specialize in Oklahoma Alzheimer’s home care for seniors of all abilities and functioning levels. We know that with the appropriate precautions and planning, aging in place can be a safe and beneficial experience for seniors with Alzheimer’s and their families.

Evaluate Your Home

Take the time to scan your home for potential dangers. Some dangers to look for include tripping hazards such as area rugs and cords, dangerous tools, and objects that can be knocked over such as top heavy bookcases or floor lamps. It is also important to make sure that all prescriptions or hazardous liquids (such as cleaning solutions) are in safe areas of the home, some of which may need to be under lock and key.

Technology for Peace of Mind

A working telephone line and emergency alert device are useful ways to stay connected to others and call for help in an emergency. Assistive technology like GrandCare systems allows seniors to communicate using the internet and TV, and wireless health monitoring sensors provide security and peace of mind while aging in place.

Home Modifications and Assistive Tools

There are many options to make aging at home safer and more comfortable. Home modifications such as electrical chair lifts, ramps, special locks and door knobs, and bathroom modifications make it possible for those with limited mobility to get around the home with relative ease and safety. Assistive tools such as gripping and grasping tools, walkers, wheel chairs, and adjustable beds are helpful options that make aging in place comfortable and more convenient.

Home is more than just where you live; it’s an extension of yourself. Your home provides a sense of familiarity, comfort, individuality and security. Allow your loved one to maintain their home, while promoting their safety and independence by calling Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma today. We offer flexible hourly care in Oklahoma, great for seniors in the early stages of the disease and live-in care for seniors who may need additional or overnight monitoring and support.

With our highly trained and professional Alzheimer’s caregivers by your side, it’s possible to lead a safe and fulfilling life at home with the right home enhancements and the support of caring individuals. For more information or to see if our in-home care services are a good fit for your loved one and your family, call 405-285-4191 and schedule a complimentary, no-obligation consultation.