As people age, they’re often forced to move because they begin having trouble taking care of themselves or their homes. Sometimes, they can avoid moving by making their homes senior-friendly with a few easy alterations.
Fall-Proof Your Home
The best way to avoid a fall in the home is to keep a clear walkway by removing clutter. Purchase storage containers to keep papers, magazines, and gadgets neat and out of the way. Keep these bins at a level that is easy for seniors to access from a wheelchair or without reaching over something and risk losing their balance. Keep phone cords and electrical cords away from walkways to prevent tripping.
Having ample lighting is another way to fall-proof a home, as dark rooms and corners are not safe for vision-impaired seniors. Adding lamps can be helpful as can increasing the strength of ceiling lights. Install night-lights in hallways, bathrooms, and pantries so no one needs to walk in darkness to find a light switch.