Senior Caregivers of Comfort Keepers in Lubbock, TX
Senior Caregivers Can Help Seniors Prevent Fires at Home
A fire in the home is scary for anyone, but it can be even more frightening and deadly for seniors. Seniors have double the risk of dying in a fire at home because of age related problems like slower reaction times and limited mobility. In the event of a fire it’s more difficult for seniors to get out quickly. Fire prevention is something that all seniors and their families should take seriously. Senior caregivers from Comfort Keepers can help keep seniors safe at home and lower the risk of fire at home.
Senior Caregivers Help Seniors Stay Safe
One of the biggest ways that senior caregivers can help seniors prevent fires at home is by making sure that seniors have working fire alarms in their homes that are designed with the needs of seniors in mind. Senior caregivers can also make sure that the batteries in the fire alarms in the house are changed regularly and that the smoke detectors are working properly. There are several types of adaptive smoke detectors that are designed for the needs of seniors. These detectors flash lights as well as making a noise so that seniors who are hard of hearing will still be alerted if there is a fire. And they have larger reset buttons that are easier for seniors to push.
Senior caregivers can also make sure that the home has plenty of fire extinguishers and the extinguishers are up to date and working the way that they should. By making sure that your senior loved one has the right safety gear at home a caregiver increases the chances that your loved one would survive if there was a fire.
Preventing A Fire
Senior caregivers also can work to prevent fires in the home. A caregiver can help your loved one cook meals to make sure that cooking is done safely and that nothing is left on the stove and that all the burners are turned off in a timely way. A caregiver will also check appliances and cords to make sure that there is no danger of a short that could cause a fire.
If you have a senior loved one in Lubbock, TX and you’re concerned about their safety at home call us today to talk with one of our senior caregivers about how we can help keep your loved one safe and healthy at home.