Home Improvement / October 7, 2021
Aging in place is when a senior stays in their home in the later years of their life. Depending on your house, this can be convenient or a challenge. Mobility, coordination, balance, and more all deteriorate with natural aging, so your home might become difficult to navigate. There are many ways you can improve your home to ease into the aging in place process. Seniors will be able to maintain their comfort and independence with these projects.
Where there are steps, in the bathroom, or anywhere a senior may need support when kneeling, stepping up or down, and more, grab bars can be installed on the wall to give them the support they need.
If you live in a ranch, this is not a worry. If your master bedroom is anywhere but the ground floor, that might prove difficult in your older age. Navigating the stairs or needing a room on the ground floor during times of recovery in the instance of illness or recovery, having an accessible room is key. We recommended upgrading or reconstructing a room on the first floor of your house to be a bedroom with a bathroom nearby. Local craftspeople can help to create new walls, electrical, plumbing, and more.
Doorways and entryways should be widened where possible to allow the easy passing of wheelchairs and walkers. If these tools become necessary, you will want them to be able to navigate throughout the home without any obstacles.
While these updates are only a few out of many, these are a great place to start. Aging in place means a senior resides in their home during this later time in their life. Make sure your loved ones have the resources as well as support they need with these renovations.
Contact Handyman Connection to plan your next home improvement project. We are one call or text away if you would like to schedule a free estimate and meet with our talented craftspeople.