Aging in place is a growing trend among Americans over the age of 65. Seniors who choose to age in place are confidently making the decision to stay in their home for the foreseeable future and are making home modifications that allow them to do so. If your loved one insists on remaining at home as they age, Home Care Assistance Columbus offers a few simple home remodeling changes that can be completed with your help to ensure their safety and security.
You don’t need to be a contractor to help increase the safety of your loved one at home. A few do-it-yourself projects include installing grab bars in the bathroom near the bathtub or shower, installing easy access shower heads, replacing traditional hard to grip door handles with lever style handles, adding additional lighting in hard to see areas of the home, and installing outside motion detectors and lighting. These changes are cost efficient and will instantly provide your loved one with additional safety at home.
When it comes to the actual construction of the home, most homes were not built with the senior adult in mind. For more permanent remodeling changes, you may consider consulting with professional remodelers. There are many companies today that specialize in remodeling specifically designed around the aging in place concept. These companies offer Columbus senior care remodeling services, including:
- Adding a walk-in shower to the bathroom
- Widening doorways to help with movement around the home
- Lowering kitchen cabinets for easier accessibility
- Installing roll out units for cabinets
- Replacing exterior steps with ramps
Although the above remodeling tips can add safety to a home, many adult children are still concerned about the safety of their loved one at home. If you are unable to routinely check on your loved one and are worried about their safety, contact Home Care Assistance Columbus today. We offer tailored Columbus home care plans that range from hourly assistance to full-time monitoring. Our highly trained and certified caregivers assist with activities of daily living and personal care, and also provide careful supervision to minimize the risks of falls and injuries.
Enjoy peace of mind and call us today at 614-481-8888 to speak with a Care Manager and schedule a free in-home assessment.