Please comment on this. what are your thoughts? older people need to

  

PLEASE COMMENT ON THIS. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?

Older people need to be given proper care. Many older people are neglected and left to live on their own, or a caregiver is employed to stay with them by their children. In this paper I will discuss an older woman’s perspective on the current dwelling place, specifically bathroom, cooking, sleeping, and living areas, in terms of safety concerns. Also, I will identify the transformation that can be made to improve home safety. Lastly, I will give my opinion on the changes made whether they have improved my safety.

I live in a four-bedroom house alone. Currently, I am 65 years of age. The house which I am living in is fully furnished because my children always purchase the equipment regularly. I usually use a gas cooker when preparing my meals in the kitchen. My bedroom is a few steps from the sitting room and the kitchen. My entire house is tiled. The bedroom has a bed, wardrobe, table, and chair only. I have a combined bathroom and toilet; the bathroom has a shower equipped with towels, bathing soap, and toothbrush. 

These places tend to pose risks to my safety. First, having the whole house tiled most of the time, I sometimes slide and fall. Secondly, the house is big, and living alone often makes me feel insecure because I can be attacked easily. Thirdly, in most cases, I usually forget cooking meals with the gas cooker and only to remember when I smell burnt food. 

The changes which I would need to be made in my home to improve my safety are first, the tiles to be removed from the bathroom, which becomes more slippery, especially when I am bathing and for the rest of the house floor mat to be placed on each room. Secondly, I need a helper in cooking and doing other house chores. These changes would improve my safety because it will reduce the number of times I usually fall due to slipperiness and feel secure when I have a helper.