Home Modification For Elderly Loved Ones
When it comes to our elderly loved ones, we can’t help but to worry about their well-being. When they need physical supervision and care, it’s only natural for us to provide. If Mom or Dad is moving in, it’s time you consider modifying your home to accommodate them.
The majority of elderly Americans prefer to stay at home rather than opt for assisted living. Unfortunately, studies show that most American homes are not designed to accommodate the needs of individuals over the age of 65.
The purpose of home modification for elderly loved ones is to create spaces that help prevent accidents while promoting independence despite any physical limitations. Modifying a home to make it more safe and accessible allows our elderly family members to enjoy a comfortable stay at home even during their later years. Home modification for elderly loved ones should take safety and independence into consideration from the early planning stages of your remodeling project.
One way to assure proper planning is to hire a National Association of Home Builders, Certified Aging‑In‑Place Specialist (CAPS). CAPS designated contractors are bound by the CAPS Code of Ethics, and help you make the choices that will help your elderly loved ones stay at home safely and securely.
Here are just a few items to consider when determining the safety, comfort and convenience of a CAPS modified home.
Kitchen, Bathroom, and Appliances
Consider whether the cabinet doorknobs, stove controls, faucets, and appliances are safely and conveniently located as well as easy to use. Are grab-bars located in the right location, and water temperature effectively regulated to avert scalding or burning?
Storage Spaces and Closets
Convenient locations for storage spaces, closets, and closet shelves. Availability of easily accessible spaces in both these areas are important aspects that call for your attention.
Floors, Stairways, and Steps
Installing same-level floors, marked steps, safe floor surfaces with non-slip materials are essential to reducing falls. Doing away with hazardous doormats and scatter rugs are also important items that need attention.
Handrails on both sides of stairways, wide stair rails, a ramp instead of steps (in some cases) – are crucial components of a home modification for elderly loved ones.
Stella Contracting has been remodeling homes into safe, functional, and good-looking havens for all ages since 1958. Give us a call today for a free consultation to discuss your options.
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