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Bathroom safety for the elderly and people with dementia

We have previously blogged about kitchen safety for the elderly and people with dementia, but another room of the house that can be equally as dangerous is the bathroom, thanks to potential flooding, falls and burns. People with dementia can’t always tell when something has become too hot and might find it tricky working temperature […]

Kitchen safety for the elderly and people with dementia

The kitchen can often be the hub of the home for many families, so for an elderly person it can bring back great memories of family gatherings and meal times as well as familiar smells and sounds, however as a person gets older or develops dementia, the kitchen can become an increasingly dangerous place for […]

Safety on the stairs for the elderly and people with dementia

We have previously blogged about the importance of ensuring an elderly loved-one’s home is as safe as possible for them to move around in and how their home should be kitted out with smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. One of the biggest dangers in a house is steps and the staircase if the property […]

Making an elderly person’s home safe from carbon monoxide poisoning

We recently blogged about the importance of smoke alarms in the home, especially for the elderly, but there is another type of alarm we should also have in place – a carbon monoxide alarm. Carbon monoxide is produced by the incomplete burning of fuels such as coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane and natural gas. […]

Stay safe in your own home

Many of our service users live alone and although they have carers popping in on a daily basis, there is a majority of their time when they are at home alone. Older and vulnerable people are more prone to accidents in and around the home, so we have put together a list of top tips […]