If you’re tasked with taking care of a family member or have a career in the healthcare industry your own safety should be a top priority as well. To prevent injuries while caregiving it is important to take the proper precautions to prevent injuries to your musculoskeletal system. Elders’ Helpers recently held a workshop for our caregivers to learn a few occupational ergonomics tips from an expert in the field. Here are 6 ergonomics tips you may be able to apply at home while caring for your loved ones.
Tips and information about senior safety in the home. Learn how to keep elderly safely living on their own, in their own home.
Falls threaten the independence and safety of seniors daily. We want our loved ones to be aware that falling does not have to be a normal part of aging; there are steps they can take to prevent falls. By spreading knowledge and building awareness about falls prevention, we hope to help seniors stay safe in their own homes for as long as possible.
Recognizing that a loved one is in need of home health care is a challenging process for many families. This change can be a difficult transition in life for caregivers and family members to experience as many seniors appear to be healthy and happy living on their own. Unless there is a major accident or health concern it might be difficult for many families to see the change in health and independence occur.
School days bring congestion: Yellow school buses are picking up their charges, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, harried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work. It’s never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present – especially before and after school.
Many of the seniors in our families and communities, choose to live at home and continue living their independent lifestyle while they age. Here are some of the top tips we use to educate our caregivers and clients on how to easily make their home safer and more accessible.