Senior citizens are an extremely vulnerable section of the population globally. Vulnerability means not having adequate safeguards or being at risk. Broadly, vulnerability among the senior citizens can be emotional, physical, financial and social. Thus, it is extremely necessary to protect the elderly from such vulnerabilities in order to lead a happy and safe life.
Elders are susceptible to vulnerabilities, many a times at their home, which is generally considered the safest place that is free of danger. Senior citizens living alone usually fall prey to unsafe conditions at home.
We’ve put together some safety tips for seniors for when they are at home:
1) Keep emergency numbers handy – For example- family members’, hospital, fire extinguisher etc.
2) Preventing falls
4) Protection against burglary, theft and fraud
Safety, to a great extent lies in our hands. A few changes in the daily living can help create a secure environment where the elderly can live risk free and healthy. Negligence of such safety issues should not hamper the beautiful years that are to be spent reminiscing old memories and making the most out of one’s second childhood.
Samvedna Senior Care – Emergency and Respite Care:
Our emergency support service is for times when an elderly needs assistance in a hurry. In case of an emergency like a fall, sudden illness or unplanned travel, we are one phone call away, ready to step into action and deal with things. The services include ambulance assistance, an on-call helpline (8am-8pm), hospitalization support and more.
Respite care services give caregivers an opportunity to leave home for a few hours for errands, appointments or simply to unwind, with the peace of mind that comes with knowing their loved ones are in capable hands.