You and your loved one are probably excited about getting the chance to finally get back home. But before your loved one can come home, you have to make sure that the home is suitable for them. That means making the necessary arrangements and adjustments to make the home safe for your loved one to be in. Here’s how you can prepare your home for your loved one’s return from a facility.
Clean the House
If your loved one is coming from a facility, they’ll need a clean house to come home to. A clean house will not only make your loved ones feel comfortable, but it will protect them as well. Clutter, cords, and throw rugs can be a tripping hazard for those with limited mobility. Be sure to have a clear walking path and doorways widened to at least 3ft wide to ensure your home is ADA compliant for those using mobility equipment.
Invest in a Home Medical Alert System
Medical alert systems are a simple yet effective way to ensure that your loved one is protected 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The system will serve as a lifeline if something happens to your loved one and they are unable to reach a phone. Medical alert systems are usually a pendant that can be worn at all times, so they are easily accessible to the user. It’s a great way to give you and your loved one peace of mind.
Make the Necessary Home Modifications
If your loved one is coming home from a facility, they will likely need to make modifications to their home. This is especially true for those who use a walker, wheelchair, or even a cane. Try creating barrier-free entryways, adding grab bars in hard to maneuver spaces, and eliminating swinging doors to make the home wheelchair accessible.
Have the Right Mobility Devices
Part of being able to come home is being able to move around. It can be difficult to move around without help when you have limited mobility. However, with the right mobility equipment, they can get around the house on their own. Wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, and rollators can all help those with limited mobility get around the house.
Let Freedom Mobility Help
Freedom Mobility Solutions can help the transition from a facility to home much easier. With our wide range of mobility devices and our home accessibility devices, your loved one will feel at ease being at home. Get started by scheduling your at-home consultation today.