Put Together a Fall Prevention Plan
Falls are extremely dangerous for aging adults. Part of your safety sweep involves paying attention to possible tripping hazards, but a fall prevention plan takes that a step further. Your senior's fall prevention plan might involve talking with their doctor about adding exercise to their daily routine or using assistive tools to help them avoid a fall.
Consider Help on Their Terms
Make it Easy to Keep Up With Appointments
Another reason to consider companion care at home could involve helping your senior to get to medical and other appointments as needed. This is especially important if your elderly family member isn't able to drive any longer or if they have memory issues that make appointments a little more complicated. Practical ideas, like keeping a calendar that they can see any time, are also helpful in keeping them on target with appointments.
Aging in place is an extremely common goal and your senior may be adamant that this is what they want. It may well be possible for them, but having a plan is going to help ensure greater success. Revisit the plan periodically, too, so that you can make sure to cover all the bases.