Elderly Senior Safety
Halloween is a fun holiday for everyone of any age! Not only do the kids get to trick-or-treat, but their parents and grandparents get to share in the excitement. Still, it’s important to remember to stay safe during this season. Seniors face a different set of concerns around this time, so it’s essential to follow these safety tips for celebrating Halloween.
Check the Lights
The last thing you need to deal with is the lights being out on Halloween. Check beforehand, so your elderly loved one’s house isn’t in the dark that night. With that many people out so late, you never know what someone could try to pull if they think no one is home. Stay safe and have any broken light bulbs or electrical wirings fixed ahead of time.
Avoid Being Alone
It can be a cause for concern for anyone who lives alone to answer the doorbell to strangers. Instead of handing out candy alone, try inviting your elderly loved ones who live alone over for the holiday. You’ll feel more comfortable, and they’ll be safe throughout the night!
Put Out Signs
Whether they won’t be handing out candy this year or if they run out of candy early on, leaving a sign can help a lot. This can help people know they’ve run out of candy to save them the trouble of constant doorbell ringing. And even when your loved one has no more treats, make sure to leave the lights on. This way, it won’t seem like no one is home.
Clear a Candy Pathway
If your loved one plans on being the one to hand out candy, make sure the pathway to the doorway is clear. This way, they can avoid tripping or falling over any objects along the way. Also, make sure there aren’t any large Halloween decorations outside that can cause a slip and fall. Allow for clear pathways, both indoors and outdoors!
The Arbors Assisted Living is a community that encourages family members and other caretakers to be involved in their senior loved one’s care. Our goal is to help enhance the quality of life for our residents. Contact us for more information on how we can help assist you with the care of your elderly loved one.