Striking a balance between their independence and familial confidence in senior safety is the trick.
- Assess the dwelling for safety. Change handles and add grab bars as needed. Eliminate tripping hazards.
- Ensure frailer individuals have protection when falling. Walkers help but are a bit unbalanced. Clothing should be protective, especially where damage is likely.
- Adequate escalation. It isn’t always necessary to escalate immediately to emergency services.
- Behavior monitoring devices can track when a senior doesn’t move through the home predictably. This can help detect a fall.