We want your home (or your senior parent’s house) to be as safe as possible. We’ve spent countless hours researching and testing the items we recommend – and we’ve used many of them both in our own homes and in those of our elderly parents.
Our goal is to recommend products that are priced well and maintain a high standard of quality. We hope our experience can help you decide which product to use for your senior loved one.
Our List of Safety Products For Seniors Aging In Place
Preventing falls is a number ONE priority when working to make a home safe for an older adult. One way to do this is to install non-slip (or anti slip) products throughout the living environment (that includes inside the home and outside the home).
Sometimes it’s just easier to use one type of rug for both indoors and outdoors – here’s our recommendation of such a rug.
The use of non-slip rugs and mats in areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms (actually throughout the entire house) are a must have for any senior who is aging in place. It not only helps to prevent falls but it can also help to cushion a fall as much as possible.
If you want to keep the rugs you have in your home and they aren’t non slip the next best thing was to add Rug Grippers to the existing rugs. It’s not the BEST solution, but it’s better than having rugs that can easily slip on the floor.
The transitions from one to the other can sometimes be “uneven” or if the carpeting is old, can be lifted which could possibly cause someone to fall.
The glow in the dark tape product may be useful to create some low light in an area such as a bathroom or stair steps but it is not perfect. See our review about this product.
There are multiple products that can help aging adults to go from a sitting position to a standing position. These include grab bars and chair aids. See the products that we recommend.
SimpliSafe is a great home security system for many reasons but my three favorite are that it’s very easy to install, very easy to use and if you move – you can take it with you!
This stair climbing cane can be very beneficial for some seniors who need some help using a staircase with a cane.
All homes should have a smoke detector but many homeowners do not take the time to regularly maintain them. Here are 2 tools that we can recommend to help you keep up with this very vital piece of home equipment.