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Why Safety for Seniors is Important

When an individual grows older, he or she may be at a higher risk for encountering dangerous situations that they may not have previously been susceptible to. There are plenty of risks out there for seniors, some of which they may be blissfully unaware of. Not only does aging bring up new safety concerns, but it may also heighten the typical risks that an individual may be vulnerable to. As an individual age, he or she may start to feel as though they are unable to react to such dangers in the same manner they used to. Taking this into consideration, all family members or loved ones of seniors should ensure that their elderly loved ones have a safety plan in place.

What Types of Dangers Are Out There?

 
There are several different types of dangers that lurk out there for seniors and elderly loved ones. Some dangers, as aforementioned, are simply as a direct result of the individual growing older. These risks may seem more complicated to deal with, as they often may be seen as more serious and as complex to find a solution. Such risks include:

  • As individuals age, driving may become more and more dangerous, especially as their cognitive abilities begin to decline. It can be challenging to know when an individual should give up their license and their right to drive, but it can be incredibly risky to have individuals with decline cognitive skills out on the road. Before taking away a loved one’s keys, consider how this will make them feel. It will likely give them the impression most of their freedom is gone with their ability to drive themselves. Preparing for this conversation may be difficult, but with the help of their medical professional, it may be an easier conversation that will have a positive end.
  • Aging brings physical limitations and struggles, which can result in bodily harm or injuries. Seniors are prone to experiencing falls, which can often lead to injuries and hospital stays. Although some accidents are unavoidable, others may be easy to prevent. Individuals can fall proof their home to keep seniors safe, as well as choosing their clothing and footwear according to their needs. Taking the necessary steps needed to protect elderly loved ones can prevent a fall that will set that individual back greatly due to their injuries.
  • Parts of the home may become more dangerous to individuals as they get older. Parts of the home that once were just simply rooms or areas of their home now lurk with danger and hazards that they may have not felt before. Such areas include the bathroom, which can bring about dangers such as issues using the toilet or trouble showering and bathing. Another dangerous place in the home can be the kitchen, which may have been the elderly individual’s sanctuary once upon a time. Aging people do not have to necessarily stay out of the kitchen, but they should use extreme precaution when entering this part of their home. The kitchen should be fit for seniors to function, while staying as safe as possible.
  • As we get older, we may find ourselves falling victim to new scams and cons from younger generations. Technology has been a wonderful asset to society, giving individuals more options and opening new doors and opportunities. However, with advanced technology comes new risks. It is imperative that seniors protect themselves against the risks that are associated with the internet. Cyber safety for seniors is important, and can ensure that they will not fall victim to a scam or scheme.

It can be challenging to know when to seek out help for your senior loved one, giving them the protection he or she needs in order to feel safe. By hiring an in-home caregiver, seniors will always have an extra set of eyes on them, ensuring that they are as safe as possible. Your loved one deserves to feel protected and you should feel confident that they are in the right hands. In-home caregivers can provide a wide variety of services to ensure your loved one is safe and is taking the necessary precautions to remain as safe as possible.

 

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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.
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great, award-winning company!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: CAROL
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!

The Most Trusted Caregivers

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.

24 Hour Home Care® is committed to improving the lives of our senior clients. By assisting seniors with their daily living activities, we are able to keep them at home where they are comfortable and allow them to thrive during this chapter of their lives. Not only do we strive to exceed customer satisfaction, but we strive to exceed employee satisfaction. We want all of our caregivers to be proud and happy to work for 24 Hour Home Care® so that they will provide the best senior home care possible!

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