Home is where we feel the safest, yet for seniors with different ailments bothering them, home can still be a dangerous place. Using the bathroom is daily necessity, yet it can become quite a dangerous place for seniors and elderly. A study from the University of Michigan has shown that one-third of people age 60 or over had difficulty getting into or out of a bathtub or shower, and falling can become a dangerous concern. Safety issues range from using a sliding glass shower door for balance, using a towel rack instead of a safety grab bar, even as unsafe as using a lawn chair as a bathtub seat. However, these can be easily fixed by properly installing safety features like the grab bars, using a shower curtain instead of a sliding door, putting a slip preventing mat on the bathtub floor, etc. So if the bathrooms of your elderly loved ones do not have such safety features, have a discussion about installing such help immediately.
A-1 Home Care understands that some seniors need more help than others. Certain individuals have conditions such as Parkinsons, Arthritis, Alzheimers, After Surgery, Post Stroke, or other needs that prevent them from showering on their own, and we provide experienced caregivers like Gus Legano and Erna Ompi who have skills and compassion to safely help them shower as well as other daily needs around the house. No matter where your loved ones reside in Los Angeles County, we provide services in the cities of Brentwood, Westwood, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Studio City, Santa Monica, Culver City, Palos Verdes, Burbank, Pasadena, San Marino, Van Nuys, and others.
Call 562-929-8400 to begin service today, or visit our website www.a-1domestic.com for more information.