As you age, it might get more and more difficult to travel around your home. Seniors are more at risk of falling than any other age group, so it is important to create a safe home environment. The last thing you want to do is injure yourself in your own home. Luckily, there are few safety tips should follow when traveling navigating through your home.
Install Handrails and Grab Bars
One of the most effective ways to enhance safety around your home is to install handrails on staircases and grab bars in the bathroom. If you can walk up and down the stairs, you should have as much support a possible. Handrails allow anyone to walk up and down stairs safely. Installing grab bars in the bathroom is critical, especially when a senior is entering and exiting the shower or tub. It is also wise to install grab bars in hallways in your home if any senior has difficulty walking or standing up on their own.
If you have trouble traveling up or down the stairs, then a stairlift is the perfect solution. A stairlift guarantees that any one with mobility issues will travel throughout their home safely. A stairlift from Preferred Elevator can be installed onto any type of staircase. Immediately enhance the safety of your home for any senior by installing a stairlift today.
When it comes to creating a safe home environment for a senior, it is important to remove any clutter that could be seen as a tripping hazard. You want to make sure all walkways and staircases in your home are free of clutter. Make sure to remove any wires from the floor so that you can prevent anyone from tripping and falling.
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For 11 years, Preferred Elevator has served residents in Central Maryland, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. You can rely on our experienced home installation team and quality products.
For our commercial elevator clients, we also provide annual inspections of our equipment to adhere to standards established by the state of Maryland. During these inspections, we make sure that your commercial mobility product is functioning correctly and efficiently. We’ll also go over all safety devices and customized features offered within your plan!
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