Many caregivers are supporting and caring for loved ones in their own homes, while others are caring for loved ones who are living in their own homes. Typically, most homes are not designed for caregiving.
Take some time to look closely at each room where your loved one or friend may spend time, paying special attention to the bedroom, bathroom, and hallways. With advice from your loved one or friend’s healthcare team, you may need to make some changes for the comfort and safety of all who live there, keeping these points in mind:
If your loved one or friend is disabled, you will want to ensure that he or she:
Does your loved one or friend need:
Quick, easy, and readily available ways to communicate with others are a must for you and your loved one or friend, especially in an emergency. You may borrow or purchase:
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization