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Is Your House Fall-Proof for Your Loved One?

Is Your House Fall-Proof for Your Loved One?

Falling is, unfortunately, a part of growing older and is very common for older individuals to experience a fall. In fact, one in three American seniors experience a fall in any given year. Falls among seniors can cause serious injuries such as a fractured or broken bone. If you have a loved one that is a fall risk, the first step to protecting them and their health is by fall proofing their home. Below are tips to help you fall-proof your home and keep them safe!

  • Make sure that all carpets in the home are secured. If there is a section of the carpet that is raised or may have the slightest bump in it, it could cause your loved one to lose their balance and fall. Make sure that all rugs, throws and carpets are flat on the ground to minimize the risks of a fall.
  • Remove clutter that could cause your loved one to lose their balance. This could include bags, purses, plants or anything else that could get in the way of your loved one walking around their home. They should be able to walk around without having to worry about running into something that may cause them to lose their balance.
  • Clear outside paths for your loved one. If there is a garden in front of your loved one’s home, make sure that the plants are tamed and trimmed so the plants do not interfere with your loved one while they are entering or exiting their home.
  • Use handrails where necessary. Many elderly people can benefit from having handrails installed into their home or outside of their home. Handrails on any staircase, shower or hallway may help your loved one get around and avoid losing their balance.
  • Light up the home at night. When it gets dark, if there are not nightlights programmed to come on, your loved one may be walking around in a dim and murky home. Make sure that you have adequate lighting for your loved one to turn on and allow them to see all hours of the day.

We hope that these tips will help you fall-proof your loved one’s home. We hope these tips will give you peace of mind and allow you to feel good knowing the senior in your life is safe in their own home.

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Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
Reviewer: Liliana D
Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
Reviewer: Tatyana
Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
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Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
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Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
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Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
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CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
I LOVE BEING ON CALL THRU THE WEEK MAKE MORE MONEY, WORK WHEN YOU WANT. LOVE LOVE LOVE 24 HR AND ALL THE STAFFERS THERE THE BEST.
Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
Reviewer: Raul
Raul 2020-05-28 via Google
Great place to work for!

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The success of our clients and company is entirely dependent on the quality of our caregivers. We make certain to find and provide our senior clients with the industry's best caretakers so that they have a positive in-home care experience. We submit all of our caregivers through nationwide background checks, assessment tests, and verify multiple references. All of our caregivers are required to be compassionate, reliable, experienced, and above all else, TRUSTWORTHY. We understand that you are entrusting your loved one's home and well-being with our company, and we take that very seriously.

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