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How to Update the Family Home as You Age

A lot of the clients with whom I work would rather remain in the home where they’ve raised their family, enjoyed a lifetime full of memories and are comfortable in a daily routine.  For many of these families, the option of updating and adapting the family home to meet the changing needs and capabilities of seniors is a realistic but it’s important to look beyond adding extra railings for the stairs and grab bars in the shower to make potential trouble spots safer.

Here’s a simple check-list of 10 areas to review in your home as you consider your options:

  • Exterior
  • Entry Way
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bathrooms
  • Bedrooms
  • Laundry Room
  • Storage
  • Stairways
  • Lighting

If your parents have been living in the same home for 40+ years, as many of the families I work with have, it’s equally important to consider the age of the house itself, the original design characteristics and to take a holistic view of home safety.

 

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