Tips For Aging In Place
While many people want to relocate into senior communities to socialize with other elders and start a “new life” before it’s too late, others prefer to stay put for as long as possible. Your loved one may be thinking about Aging In Place in order to stay in their familiar environment, while adding safety and convenience features to their home. Some homeowners, however, are concerned that incorporating those safety elements may make their home look unappealing, so here are some ideas for getting what you need without losing beauty.
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- A stairlift may be an alternative for homeowners with two-story homes. While a stairlift cannot be completely hidden, it can include folding seats and footrests that can be tucked away out of sight.
- When compared to plastic, a folding shower bench constructed of teak and chrome can provide a more luxurious appearance.
- In the bathroom, lighted and angled mirrors can assist homeowners with their morning ritual without having to lean over a counter.
- Replacement latches for doors, windows, and cabinets that are easier to open for someone with arthritis are available.
- Instead of chrome, wooden railings and grab bars can provide additional support where it is needed, without sacrificing beauty.
- Smart technology in appliances can help prevent mishaps like leaving a stove on, and improve accessibility like turning on and off lights.
- It’s easier to access things when drawers, pantries, and cupboards are replaced with pull-out options. Homeowners will be perplexed as to why they have never done so previously.
There are plenty other options to explore. For further ideas, do some research on home décor and aging in place.
If aging in place does not seem to be the best option for you or your loved ones, keep in mind that there is plenty of assistance available to make the transition to assisted living like Silverbell Homestead simpler.