An elderly person with limited mobility is at a greater risk of slipping and falling so look for areas where this is most likely to happen. The bathroom is one such area. Make sure the bathroom is fitted with grab bars and anti-slip mats, both inside and outside of the shower or tub.
If the home has a staircase it’s important to check that handrails are sturdy and not wobbling in any way, it is also advisable to fit them to either side of the stairs for added support. Check that lighting is good both on and around the staircase and ensure that carpeting is not becoming loose anywhere.
The risk of tripping over corded electrical appliances is very high for those with limited mobility so check high traffic areas of the home and make sure there are no cords stretching across them. If they are, fix them up against a wall to keep them out of the way and check that no cords are covered by rugs, etc. which would pose a fire risk. You may even want to consider rearranging furniture so that any electrical appliances are located close to electrical outlets.
Yes, with so much time being spent at home at the moment, we want to do all we can to ensure the safety of those most vulnerable among us.