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:
- Entry Way
- Living Room
- Laundry Room
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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