As parents age, it’s important to monitor their ability to live safely at home alone. Thirty percent of seniors fall each year and a third suffer injuries that prevent independent living. Here are some questions to consider.
1. Would your loved one be unable to evacuate quickly or call 911 in case of an emergency?
2. Does your loved one have difficulty standing up from a sitting position without assistance?
3. Is your loved one unable to correctly recite his/her name or address?
4. Does your parent appear to be in pain or exhibit significant physical weakness?
5. Is there a strong urine odor in the home?
If you answer "yes" to any of these questions, assume your loved one is unsafe to be home alone. Nurse Care Managers at Preferred Lifestyles Services improve clients quality of life by providing a safety net and support system for them and their families. Care Managers liaison with physicians to assess clients’ needs, coordinate in home or in facility care, manage transportation, meals, home repairs and other services to maximize independence and improve clients’ quality of life. Call us to discuss ways to help keep your loved ones safe, (561) 277-9544.
Judie Rappaport, President & Founder
Preferred Lifestyle Services
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