Spring is here once more! It is the time when everything comes alive again; where the flowers start to bloom, birds start singing all around and the grass and leaves begin to grow. It’s the ideal time of the year to spruce up your home with some lively and beautiful decorations. Decorating the home is certainly one of the biggest activities for every household. However, we must bear in mind the safety tips when it comes to decorating home this spring to make it season-ready yet safe for seniors.
Bright and Safe Lighting
Undoubtedly, having sufficient lighting is an essential safety feature for a home with aging adults. This is especially crucial in areas like garages, deck areas, pathways to bathrooms, and hallways. It’s also important to make sure the walking paths are unobstructed with things like extension cords, which can be a tripping hazard. Ensure all light switches work and replace them if otherwise.
Clear Clutter in Pathways
The next most important step is ensuring the house is safe for your aging loved one to walk around freely. Clear pathways of any furniture to prevent unwanted falls. Make sure that the carpets and rugs in your home are well-laid and not creased at the edges which can potentially cause tripping.
Many times, we usually focus too much on the living room and completely overlook the bedroom. You can simply place some spring-themed décor with bottles and vases of wildflowers or tulips around the room. Some of these simple items can brighten up the room and make it extra cozy for seniors in the spring season.
Put Up Old Family Photos
You can also add a touch of sentimentality to the home by putting up old family photos. Ask your loved one to join in the process of reminiscence by going through the albums and stitching the photo frames on the mantle.
Usually, the elderly follow a set of traditions when it comes to seasonal or holiday decorations, so please make sure they are also involved in the process to make their home brighter and safer. Decorating together is an important part of the process especially if your aging loved one usually spends a bulk of their time decorating the particular area of the home.
Choose the Best Retirement Community for Your Aging Loved One
If your loved one is unable to actively decorate their home or has difficulties moving around the house, it could be time to talk about making the move into a retirement community. Here at Discovery Village At Stuart, we have senior living options including memory care and senior assisted living that provide comprehensive care that is highly tailored to your loved one’s needs. One of the most important considerations in choosing our community is our amenities, where we have a multitude of events, wellness and fitness programs, activities, and even nutritious chef-prepared meals daily.
Do contact us today to find out more about our programs or how our professional care can help your family members to live comfortably.