How to make your home safe for elderly relatives

Having your elderly relatives living with you can be a time of great joy as they recount stories from their younger years, and you get to look after them the way they used to look after you. It also is a time of great stress as you try to make sure that they are safe in your home. There are a number of ways that you can make your home safe for elderly relatives, and here are just a few ideas for you.

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Stairlifts – if you have stairs in your property, you may want to look at ways you can help your relative safely navigate these. A stairlift is a great way to ensure they can still access all of your home but in a safe and secure way. Modern stairlifts are a lot smaller than they used to be, and they fit in much smaller areas.

Mobility Aids – to ensure that your relative is safe when they are moving around your home or wandering around in the garden, you can get some great mobility aids from companies like These come in the forms of walking sticks and frames and wheelchairs, and motorised scooters.

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Guards – these can be placed next to your outdoor steps and will allow your relatives to steady themselves before they have to lift their foot up to take a step. They can also be used next to beds and in showers, and in the bath.

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