For thousands of children across the country, Halloween is an exciting and fun holiday full of candy, pumpkins, and costumes. However, for aging adults, Halloween has many hidden potential dangers. Decorations can lead to accidental falls and opening the door for strangers can be dangerous. To ensure that this Halloween is safe for you and your aging loved ones, it is important to follow some basic safety tips.

  • Keep all floors, doorways and stairs clear of decorations.
  • Keep outside areas well lit.
  • Keep carved pumpkins outside to avoid bugs and a decaying smell inside your house.
  • Make sure someone is staying with your aging loved one to ensure he or she is safe while answering the door for trick or treaters.
  • Put a sign on the door when it is dark saying you are out of candy

                   Taking concrete measures on Halloween and during the year can help prevent an accident or emergency situation from happening to your elderly loved one. However, sometimes medical emergencies happen and your elderly loved one may need to specialized care. At Sprain Brook Manor we understand the importance of safety and receiving skilled nursing care in comfort. We serve the greater New York area and offer several therapies for those recovering from major health events including physical therapy, speech therapy, and cardiac therapy. This post is provided by Sprain Brook Manor Rehab which Provides unique opportunity to recover from medical procedures that result in true satisfying results. Getting you stronger and better every day. Contact Us today to receive more information. Disclaimer: The information provided in this post in not intended to be construed as health advice, nor should it be considered a substitute for obtaining individual medical counsel or consulting your physician.