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Professional Elder Care Services and Fire Risk Reduction

Oct 8, 2018 by Sandra Hatch

Surely you want the best for your senior and that includes their utmost safety. And the biggest threat to their safety comes from fires. More than 3,000 people every year die from fires in the United States, which means that your worries are justified.

The problem is that if your senior lives on their own, you won’t be able to do much to reduce the risk of fires. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take certain measures to take care of the hazards. Speaking of which, here are some of the things you could do:

  • Ensure the smoke detectors in the senior’s home are working properly
  • Place fire extinguishers where the senior can reach them quickly
  • Ensure there are no obstacles on their fire escape route
  • Hire electricians to check all the wiring in the senior’s home

The bad news is that even if you take all of these measures, it might not be enough. Seniors often have problems with forgetting things so your aging loved one might start a fire by forgetting to turn off the stove or the iron.

In order to have peace of mind, the best thing you can do is move in with them, or hire someone to provide 24-hour elder care services. If the second option seems more convenient for you, then you ought to get in touch with Comfort Keepers.

Comfort Keepers is an agency that offers all kinds of elder care services to the people living in Fresno, CA, as well as many other areas of the state. Not only can they make sure your senior remains safe, but their elder care services will also ensure the senior’s independence.

If you like what you’ve read, feel free to get in touch with Comfort Keepers by calling their Fresno number, which is (559) 365-6440.

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