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Aging in Place  /  November 20, 2018

3 Ways to Make a Home More Accessible and Senior-Friendly

Our needs change as we grow older, which is why your home should meet all of the demands of the older members of your family. Examine the major areas of your home and improve them so they are safer and more comfortable to use. Handyman Connection® of Matthews explains how:

Install Aging-In-Place Features in Your Bathroom

Your bathroom is one of the most used and most important parts of your home, so it only makes sense that it’s safe, accessible and comfortable. Here are a few upgrades you can try: install grab bars and lower the bathroom sink to make these fixtures easier to use. You can also transform the current shower into a roll-in shower with multiple shower heads. Whatever you try, place adequate lighting and non-slip tiles to prevent possible injuries.

Make Your Kitchen More Accessible

Your kitchen should have a good layout and ample maneuvering space. Consider installing a sink with knee clearance and varying the height of your countertops so everyone can use them. Mount your microwave or wall oven at reachable heights. Your goal is to make your kitchen more usable and accessible to individuals who might have limited reach and mobility.

Use Barrier-Free Entryways and No-Step Entryways

Your home’s entrance connects it to the rest of the world. With that in mind, it being safe and convenient for everybody is the goal. The entryway is important for getting in and out, receiving guests and for countless other things. You should invest in barrier-free and no-step entryways. This will accommodate people who use wheelchairs or have trouble climbing steps.

These are just a few of the ways you can make your home safer and more accommodating to the older members of your family. During our initial meetings, Handyman Connection of Matthews can provide you with detailed and specific advice to update your home. In addition to installing aging-in-place upgrades, we can help you with electrical work, carpentry and painting. Contact us at (704) 255-5626 or here to learn more about our services. You can also ask for a free estimate.

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