Maintaining Independence with Senior-Friendly Home Remodeling

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With the help of home care providers, living at home is a viable option for many seniors to maintain independence while still receiving necessary care. However, most homes will still need adaptions to accommodate your needs, which will benefit you both now and in the future. As Home Advisor writes

"Your ability to function well in your home is one of the most important factors in determining how long you can maintain comfortable independence. Adapting your home to meet the needs of an aging population makes sense. Not only will it enhance market value, but a well-adapted home will make many day-to-day living tasks both easier and safer. Additionally, appropriate adaptations will often prevent the most common accidents that may ultimately rob you of your independence.”

As you prepare your home to meet your needs, you will want to focus on ensuring mobility, safety, and functionality throughout your home. Some examples of changes to make include:

  • Eliminating steps into your home and, if possible, arranging your home for single-level living
  • Placing secure handholds in accident-prone areas, like kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms
  • Rearranging furniture and eliminating narrow spaces for greater maneuverability
  • Replacing fixtures like doorknobs and faucets with hand-friendly alternatives 
  • Installing safety features, like an intercom to communicate with others and fixtures with scald-prevention mechanisms

You can read the complete article on senior-friendly remodeling here.

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Aging in PlaceLSIN Admin