With advancing age, generally, it’s a time to think about how we will cope when things such as our health and mobility are not as good as they perhaps are now. If we are planning to stay in our home, what are some ways it could be altered to be better equipped for changing needs?
Perhaps you have been thinking of doing some home improvements. If you are planning to remodel areas such as the kitchen or bathroom, it might be a good idea to integrate certain features that would make it easy to use for someone with limited mobility. What sort of features would this include?
When it comes to kitchens and bathrooms, choose surfaces that are easy to clean and maintain, also think about installing slip-resistant flooring. Choose cabinetry that will make everything easy to reach.
There are other modifications that could be done around the home such as installing low-density carpet, an intercom system, even a central vacuum system could prove very useful. If you will be redoing your closets, opt for features like adjustable shelving and hanging rods that make it easy for someone who can’t reach higher areas. Also, make sure there is good lighting.
Planning ahead is a wise course when it comes to preparing the home for advancing age. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a home inspection, please feel free to contact us.