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3 Home Care Tips for a Safe and Festive Holiday Season November 28, 2017

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3 Home Care Tips for a Safe and Festive Holiday Season, Wayne, New Jersey

If you are providing home care for a loved one, safety and comfort are your top priorities. You’ve probably developed routines and a safe environment to help prevent injury. The holidays are a fun and festive time, but changes to routine and home décor can introduce new challenges for your home care family member. Here are a few things to look out for as you get ready to celebrate this winter.

3 Holiday Home Care Safety Tips

1. Safe Christmas Tree Use

Christmas trees are a beautiful addition to a home during the holiday season, but safety considerations should come first. Real trees can dry out over time and become a fire hazard. One of every 34 home fires that started because of a Christmas tree resulted in a death. You can prevent fire by choosing an artificial tree, or making sure a real tree is healthy, with fresh green needles that are not brittle. Keep the tree away from heat sources like vents, radiators, candles, and fireplaces.

2. Electrical Safety

home careLights, wreaths, and decorations often need to be plugged in. This could mean a fire hazard if electrical outlets are overloaded. Excess cords, both indoors and out, can also become a fall hazard for the elderly, even if they are taped down. Make sure all cords are concealed and out of walking paths.

3. Obstructive Decorations

Decorations that sit on the floor, such as tree skirts or nativity scenes, or presents under the tree can be a fall hazard for those who rely on home care. Even if it seems easy to avoid, your loved one could trip when walking through the house at night, or can simply forget that the decorations are there and bump into them.


Visiting Angels in Wayne, NJ, is the compassionate home care choice for your loved one. They offer a range of senior care services, such as companion care. Their team is highly trained and pre-screened to ensure your family member receives the highest level of care. Call (973) 839-3761 or contact Visiting Angels online to learn more about how they can help your loved one age in place safely and comfortably.

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