If you have an elderly loved one who lives alone, one of your main concerns is always their safety. After all, as we age, our bodies and minds get weaker, our coordination fades, and our reaction time slows. As a result, we’re all more likely to sustain an injury at home in our old age.
Of course, there are things caregivers and family members like you can do to help reduce that probability. And it starts with ensuring their home is safe and structurally sound. From loose floorboards to cracks in the foundation, a home with structural issues creates a literal stumbling block for seniors who want to maintain their independence and age in place. Below are some useful tips to make a home safer.