Making Your Home “Aging in Place” Friendly

walk-in tub

A walk-in tub is the perfect renovation for aging in place

If you are looking for ways to improve your home, you may want to consider improvements that will make your home suited to aging in place. Aging  in place is a term used for being able to remain in your home regardless of age, physical ability or income in a comfortable, safe and independent manner. This allows you to grow old in the comfort of your own home, without having to worry about accessibility.

If you want to design your home for aging in place, consider the following improvements.:

  • Widen your doorways and hallways. This will make it much easier to get around your home if you are confined to the use of a wheel chair.
  • Have your sharp-centered countertops replaced with rounded countertops. This will prevent further injury if you happen to fall against it.
  • Make all of your sinks and vanities wheelchair accessible.
  • Increase the lighting in your home, either in an artificial or natural manner. Eyesight tends to diminish over age, which means you’ll want the best lighting possible.
  • Install a walk in tub. Tubs can be very dangerous for the elderly or physically handicapped.

These improvements will not only make your home accessible to you for life, but it will also make it accessible to aging parents or friends, and family with disabilities.

For more information about making life easier for the aging adult in your life,  please check out the Senior Living Texas website!

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