In life there comes a time when you have to upgrade your home to be more elder friendly!
After all, the aging population is growing and chances are your parents will be moving into your home pretty soon.
Its not hard to figure out anyone would want to make their house very comfortable for the older people as much as they can as it makes moving around easy, and ensure that utmost safety. For this you’ll need to make some interior tweaks in order to accommodate their requirements.
Any idea on where to start? Given below are ideas that might help make a home safer for an older resident or your parents and they are quite cool if you use them properly:
Keep those Floors Friendly
Yes if your floor is slippery there’s a chance you might slip!
Therefore, make sure all floors should be slip-resistant, adding nonskid mats under area rugs and get rid of the area rugs completely. Since trips are dangerous as slips, so remove trip points such as thresholds where possible, or reduce their height.
Stairs Stairs Stairs! BEWARE!
Stairs can be really dangerous for older people if they live one floor up, handrails are a must, on both sides of the staircase if possible. And make sure you have clearly defined steps that show where the edge of the tread is, as this can help prevent falls.
Make Your Place Well Light
If you thought the staircase is the only thing to be taken care of? It’s not!
Lighting is also important so make sure the entire stairway is well lit from top to bottom.
Well it isn’t a dark room is an invitation to a possible bump or a fall, so make sure there’s enough lighting in each room, hallway, and doorway, or entryways!
Every person thinks that shower grab bars as the way to make bathing safer.
If you want to take it to the next level and help ensure safety in the bath why don’t add a step-in shower is safer than a tub, but if that’s not possible add grab bars that help someone getting in and out. Furthermore, grab bars by the toilet, or other places in the room where someone may need a helping hand. A single-handled faucet control reduces the chances of scalding at the sink, and a pressure-balanced control reduces the chances of scalding in the shower!