Make it Safe! A Family Caregiver’s Home Safety Assessment Guide for Supporting Elders@Home is a compilation of safety tips, and sage advice to help support an elder in aging semi-independently and safely.
This is a book meant to be read, and then put into action. A downloadable home safety inspection sheet is provided so you can complete an elder’s home inspection, or yours for that matter.
This book is a companion workbook to Make it Safe! A Family Caregiver’s Home Safety Assessment Guide for Supporting Elders@Home.
As a recently retired Registered Nurse of over 40 years, author Rae A. Stonehouse has worked predominantly in the ﬁeld of mental health/psychiatry. He has experience working with all ages of adults including the elderly in senior’s facilities, psychogeriatric units, mental health facilities and in the community.
While working as a Registered Nurse, Rae A. Stonehouse was actively involved with occupational Health & Safety in his workplaces. That experience has been beneﬁcial in developing his skills to take an analytical look at a home’s potential safety hazards and to provide strategies to rectify those hazards to make it safe for an elder to live there.
With the Covid-19 pandemic in full force at the time of publishing this book, many families are considering alternatives to institutions for their elderly loved ones.