Due to the rising costs of housing, more and more homeowners are opting to age in place instead of moving elsewhere to enjoy their golden years. If you decide to do this, you may need to make a few adjustments to make your home more safe, convenient and accessible as you age.
Here are four home modifications that you can make to help you and your loved ones age in place safely and comfortably.
- Install Grab Bars and Railings Throughout Your Home – Grab bars and railings can make a huge difference if you intend to age in place. If you begin to suffer from mobility issues as you grow older, a grab bar can help you maneuver more easily around your home.
- Raise the Toilet Seats – Apart from grab bars and railings, another aging in place modification you can make for your home is raising the toilet seats. Should you decide to raise your bathroom’s toilet seats, the user won’t have to strain as much when using the toilet, making it more comfortable, especially if they have joint issues.
- Replace Cabinet and Door Handles – You may also want to consider replacing your cabinet hardware and doorknobs with D handles. Traditional knobs might be difficult for those with arthritis to grasp and twist.
- Widen Doorways – If you have an elderly family member who uses a wheelchair or a walker, consider widening your doorways to at least 32 inches. That way, if they do need to use a wheelchair or walker, they’ll be able to get from one room to another much more easily and safely.
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