Caring for a loved one at home

Safety in the Home

The home is a common place to care for a loved one.

That is why safety is a major concern. It is important to prepare so your loved one is safe in the home. This section provides some useful tips on how to get your home ready for a loved one to come home from the hospital and preparing for unexpected emergencies.

If your loved one needs care at home, MJHS Home Care can also provide a personalized plan of care to meet their needs.

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Infection Control

If a member of the family has an infection, they may risk spreading it to a person who is “at risk.” It is important that the patient’s home and surroundings are always kept as clean as possible.

Fire Safety

If a fire starts in your home you will have less than two minutes to escape. Having a working fire detector is not the only thing you can do. Thinking through some common ahead of time can make a big difference.

Oxygen Safety

Always use oxygen carefully. Follow these safety precautions when using oxygen.

Fall Prevention

Falls are a common occurrence in the older population.These guidelines have been provided to help reduce the risk of falling.

Prepare for an Emergency

The goal of being prepared for an emergency is to maintain continuity of your care and keep you safe. Your safety is our main priority.

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