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5 Coolest Safety Devices for Older Adults

Ageing adults can lose their mobility with age and become dependent on their family members. The loss of independence may make them irritable at times. North Coast senior care professionals discuss 5 devices that can keep your ageing loved one safe and help him or her lead an independent life.

1. Automatic Pill Dispensers

Many seniors take multiple medications, and it can be challenging to keep track of them all. Automatic pill dispensers store multiple medications and dispense a dose when it is due. Some dispensers have a reminder alarm with sounds and lights, while others can notify a family caregiver if a dose is missed.

2. Stove Alarms

If your loved one has trouble remembering things, a stove alarm can prove useful. The alarm notifies someone before toxic gasses are released into the air and a fire starts. Some stove alarms can even learn the habits of a specific cook.

3. Security Poles

Falling is a safety hazard for seniors, but safety poles can help them stand up safely from a sitting or lying position. Many security poles are thin, making them ideal for bathrooms. Security poles are tension mounted and can be easily moved from one room to another.

4. Motion Sensing Light Sockets

Motion sensing light sockets save electricity and ensure seniors don’t fumble around in the dark for the light switch, which can help prevent falls. These devices are easy to install and can automatically turn the lights on and off when a senior enters and leaves the room respectively.

5. Temperature-Activated Flow Reducers

Water can heat up and cause a burn within a matter of seconds. Temperature-activated flow reducers cut off the flow of water when it gets too hot. You can easily screw these devices onto your loved one’s sink faucets and shower heads.

For more tips on keeping your loved one safe, call Home Care Assistance. Our goal is to create a safe and comfortable home environment for seniors and ensure high-quality care. We offer tailored senior care plans, which can include light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders, and social stimulation to boost health, confidence, independence, and positivity in ageing adults. For premier live-in, respite, and Alzheimer’s care in North Coast, NSW, call us at (02) 6646 3527.