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Senior Home Care Helps Keep Your Mom Safe At Home

Senior Home Care in Houston TX
Senior Home Care in Houston TX

One of the biggest concerns that family members have about a senior parent living alone is their safety. And it makes sense for family members to be concerned. Every year hundreds of thousands of seniors end up in the emergency room or the hospital because they have hurt themselves at home.

But there are options that can allow your mom to live safely alone at home. Senior home care is one of the best options for seniors who are living at home alone. If your mom has senior home care she won’t be alone, and she won’t have to do tasks that can increase her risk of getting hurt.

With support from senior home care your mom can enjoy living at home and keep her independence. And, at the same time, she can lower the risk of falling or hurting herself at home.

Some of the things that a senior home care provider can do to help keep your mom safe at home are:


Cooking can be risky for seniors. Kitchen accidents can include everything from cutting themselves accidentally to falling after spilling something on the floor. Burns, cuts, spills, and other accidents are dangerous for seniors who are living alone. But a senior home care provider can cook meals, prepare snacks, and keep the kitchen clean and safe for your mom.

Household Tasks

Household chores can also be dangerous for seniors like your mom. Mopping, vacuuming, dusting, and trying to get down the stairs with a basket of laundry are all physically difficult and potentially harmful to seniors. Having a care provider who can do light housekeeping to keep the house clean and make sure your mom has clean towels, linens, and clothes will make your mom’s life a lot easier and safer.

Fall Reduction

One of the things that a care provider can do to help your avoid falls at home is to make sure that the home doesn’t have any slip or trip hazards. That means things like getting rid of area rugs, or making sure they are secured to the floor. It also means things like moving furniture, making sure cords are tucked away, making sure the floors are dry and not slippery, checking the condition of handrails, and making sure your mom has access to any mobility aids she needs.

Help Navigating The Home

Stairs are dangerous for seniors. If your mom has a two story house she may need help getting safely up and down the stairs. And even if she doesn’t have a two story house, steps that go up or down from one room to the other or steps that go in and out of the house can cause falls too. A care provider can help your mom safely get around the house.

Medication Reminders

Forgetting to take medications could make your mom dizzy or disoriented, which can lead to falls. A care provider can remind your mom it’s time for her to take her meds, so she doesn’t forget.

If you are considering senior home care in Houston, TX for an aging loved one, please call the caring staff at At Your Side Home Care. We will answer all of your senior care questions. Call today: (832) 271-1600.

At Your Side Home Care, provides exceptional home care assistance for seniors and families in Houston, West Houston, Katy, Memorial, The Heights, Spring Valley, Garden Oaks, Hunters Creek, River Oaks, Hilshire Village, Galleria, Cinco Ranch, Spring Branch, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Richmond, Rosenburg, Piney Point, Bay City and surrounding areas.

Donna Wrabel, LMSW

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