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caregivers can improve their own peace of mind.
1. Address nighttime safety: Nighttime is one of the most dangerous times for seniors. Low light, lost coordination or disorientation, and not always having immediate help can mean falls have serious consequences. To increase your peace of mind as a caregiver help seniors stay safe at night with the following ideas:
- Provide lighting: Night lights and illumination can help to reduce trips and falls when seniors get out of bed.
- Keep the senior in bed: Providing sufficient absorbent wear for night, entertainment, and anything the senior may need near the bed can help them get in bed, and stay in bed, at night.
- Remove tripping hazards: When seniors get out of bed at night it is often to use the bathroom or go to the kitchen. Keeping these walkways clear of rugs, furniture, and other things will improve safety.
- Helps seniors stay in place in their own homes.
- Provides a means for getting help, even at night.
- Gives caregivers peace of mind.
- Try before you buy in bulk by ordering samples.
- Use this handy Incontinence Product Finder to make sorting through the hundreds of options easier than ever.
- Consult with a product specialist to help you feel confident in your choice. Call 800-985-1353 M-F 9-4 CST to talk to one of our product specialists.
5. Consider a Senior Care Auditor: If you are using paid care, whether in-home or at a facility, it is important to realize that sometimes you may not be getting the care your loved one deserves or that you are paying for. An auditor will assess the care and situation and identify and alert you of any problems. Call 1-800-627-2313, and mention The CareGiver Partnership. You can save $75 off the initial set up fee of $150.
By doing these five things you can feel confident that your loved one is getting the care they need, and protection they deserve, and you get peace of mind, whether you can be there all the time, or just now and then.
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