Home Care Blog>In Home Care | October 15, 2018
Over the last 8 years, there have been over 11 thousand fires in residential homes in Canada. If this fact makes you worried about the safety of your aging parent, here are some things you can do.
This may sound too obvious, but you need to keep on reminding your senior loved one to always double-check whether they’ve turned off the stove, oven, iron, and other appliances that could start a fire.
If a fire breaks out, the senior needs to be able to put it out quickly. Therefore, the fire extinguisher needs to be somewhere near.
If a fire is impossible to put down, the senior needs to have a clear way out so that they can escape to safety.
The risk is huge if your senior lives alone. Moving in with them would increase their safety for sure, but it could mess up your personal life. But, you can improve their safety even by spending only a few hours every day with them. As most fires happen while food is being cooked, that’s something you should help out the senior with.
There are many agencies in Calgary and other places in Alberta that offer full-time senior care services. Comfort Keepers is one of them and if you decide to hire this agency, their caregivers will come by to your senior’s house and help them out with their daily living tasks, ensuring their fire-safety along the way.
At Comfort Keepers®, we create individual care plans for every client. These plans include wellness goals that consider physical, mental and emotional health. Our caregivers can help support physician-prescribed diet and exercise plans, provide medication reminders, provide transportation to appointments and help seniors engage in the activities they love the most. And, our caregivers can help senior stay connected with loved ones through video chats, phone calls and care updates. We believe that every senior should experience the best in life.
Contact the Comfort Keepers Calgary office to learn more about how we can help maintain safety, comfort, and happiness in the home.