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posted: September 30, 2007

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Timely Tip: Helping Mom Stay Independent

By far, the greatest number of our elderly wish to live out their lives in their own homes. Of course, with health conditions and general frailty, that’s not always possible.

As their caregiver supporting their wish as long as possible, here’s a list of ways you can help your loved one remain independent:

  • Move major appliances such as washer and dryer from basement to main floor
  • Limit the need to use stairs as much as possible
  • Hire or provide help with cleaning, shopping, cooking, transportation, lawn care
  • Sign up for home-delivered meals
  • Hire home healthcare professionals to assist with morning and evening bathing and dressing
  • Remove tripping hazards such as area rugs
  • Install bright no-skid strips on steps
  • Put all often-used dishes and pans within easy reach
  • Purchase easy-to-put-on clothes and shoes; look for shoes with Velcro straps instead of laces, pull-on pants, and clothes with few buttons
  • Improve lighting throughout the home; install nightlights
  • Install grab bars in showers and tubs
  • Familiarize yourself with bills and when they are due; schedule bill paying day

Get the full story about ways to assess whether your loved one can safely live alone in Gauging Whether Mom and Dad Can Continue Living on Their Own – Dealing with the Telltale Signs, a feature article in the September 2007 edition of Caregiver’s Home Companion.

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