Your loved one needs a safe environment in his/her daily living. Home modifications or fixtures and using assistive devices can help your loved one move about independently and comfortably, and be able to resume their normal activities as much as possible.
Removing potential hazards prevents accidents from happening and reduces risks of falling. An occupational therapist can help to assess your home, identify potential safety hazards, and recommend improvements to the living environment.
There are also social service agencies and private organisations that provide home modification services. Use our E-Care Locator to get a list of these organisations.
Changes could range from simple adjustments to your home or lifestyle, to more complicated modifications such as the addition of fittings or structural changes to your home.
You can find a
home safety checklist by Changi General Hospital here.
HDB’s Enhancement for Active Seniors (EASE) helps to make your home more senior-friendly.
Learn how to
prevent falls at home and be equipped with
assistive devices, which can help or improve your loved one’s mobility so that they are able to go about with their daily activities.
Here are more tips to better care for your loved one.
Things to do with your loved ones if they are wheelchair-bound
How to manage an emergency situation involving a senior
Types of care services available for your loved ones
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