When it comes to your elderly or disabled loved one living on his or her own, nothing is more important than safety supervision. It can be nerve-wracking to have an aging or ill loved one in a position where you can no longer take care of them on your own. This can create a sense of fear and anxiety in those who worry for their loved one’s safety.
This is what forces many people into placing their aging or disabled loved ones in nursing homes and other assisted-living institutions: the fear that an accident may occur when you’re not around. This fear can be compounded by other medical conditions, and issues with Alzheimer’s and Dementia that can increase the risk and severity of a fall.
In order to maintain your loved one’s independence and dignity, our in-home caregivers provide comprehensive safety supervision. Our caregivers are trained to identify and address safety concerns all throughout the home, in addition to the other services they are able to provide.
These safety measures can help your loved one stay in their own home, and avoid the potential negatives of assisted-living facilities. Dignity and a feeling of independence are key in maintaining morale and high-spirits in the face of advancing age or debilitating injury, and staying in a familiar place, with familiar people helping you with tasks you can’t complete on your own go a long way towards maintaining these positive feelings.
More importantly, having our caregivers focused on the health and safety of your loved ones means having a Certified Nursing Assistant on hand, 24/7 if necessary, to handle and issues that may arise. Our caregivers can handle everything you loved ones need to stay healthy, happy, and safe, all in their own home. This safety supervision is paramount to the health and well-being of anyone who is unable to fully care for themselves.
One of the most important aspects of safety supervision is making sure to create a safe environment that aids in preventing avoidable falls. We all know that falls can be dangerous, and even deadly amongst the elderly and the disabled, but many people don’t know how to prevent them successfully.This is because, even under ideal circumstances, there are times when your elderly or disabled loved one will be alone.
Fall prevention measures taken by our trained and certified caregivers can address this by making the home a safer place overall. Most falls occur in the bathroom, bedroom, or on the stairs. Our in-home caregivers clear debris and perform basic housekeeping duties to make sure potentially slippery surfaces have proper footing and handrails. They can also perform general safety inspections to ensure that the home is safe overall. This includes things like making sure that the home is locked up at night, and is cleaned and clear of debris that could cause a slip and fall situation.
A list of some of our supervision methods and safety procedures is listed below.
The great thing about our caregivers is they are trained to handle each situation, and each one of their charges, individually. This means that while we have basic guidelines and safety protocols that get applied to every home our caregivers visit, we also provide a flexibility to meet the needs of unique or changing circumstances.Our standard procedures are as follows:
Safety Supervision Services
- Clearing the path from the car to the front door
- Making sure seating is comfortable and accessible
- Setting up adequate lighting throughout the home
- Keeping clutter off the floor and stairs
- Checking smoke detectors
- Placing aids like walkers and canes in easy-to-reach places
Our certified nursing assistants can also help with things like dispensing much needed medications and managing safety devices that are used by your loved one. We want to do everything we can to make sure your loved ones are as safe and healthy as possible. Our trained caregivers can provide twenty-four hour, in-home care and companionship, handling everything your loved one may need.
We know how difficult it can be, putting your loved one’s health and safety in the hands of another, but once you meet with our caregivers, we feel confident that you will be at ease knowing your loved ones are receiving the best care possible in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties..
To learn more about this and other in-home caregiver services we offer, give us a call at 909-621-2273 today or contact us through the web. We offer the Los Angeles area’s best options for in-home caregivers and are eager to help in any way we can. Give us a call today to see the difference a certified in-home caregiver can make in the lives of those you care about.