Aging in Place Tips for Your Home

Aging in Place Tips for Your Home

Aging in place helps older adults remain independent longer. The benefits include lower costs, less stress, and better quality of life.

There are several reasons why aging in place makes sense. For example, it reduces the risk of falls and other injuries, improves health, and increases independence. It also saves money by reducing the need for out-of-home care.

The first step toward making your home safer for the elderly is to assess its condition.

Here are some tips on how to create a safe environment for the elderly:

  • Install grab bars throughout the house.
  • Make sure that there are no sharp corners or places where someone could trip over something.
  • Remove clutter from the floor so that people don’t fall when they get up.
  • Keep stairways clear of obstacles.
  • Use nightlights in dark areas.
  • Provide easy-to-use lighting switches.
  • Make sure there are no loose rugs or carpets.
  • Put down non-skid mats in high-traffic areas.

If you’re looking for more information on how to keep your home safe for your elderly loved one, contact your local Handyman Connection.

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