8 safe home tips for aging parents 

By Lynda Shrager | Betterafter50

When the issue of “Can mom and dad stay in their home?” arises, it often causes conflict. Getting parents to agree to modify their surroundings can help them stay in their home for as long as possible. How can you make their homes safe?

To make the option viable, you’ll need to go on a fact-finding mission. Spend time with mom and dad as they move through their daily routine. Do they “furniture surf” when moving around the house? Are they unsteady on the steps? Do they climb on a wobbly stepstool to reach an often-used item?