Seniors see living in their own home as the only option for a happy life. Even if they are wheelchair bound, or suffering from other maladies that would benefit greatly from some simple grab bar hrail additions, to a walk in shower, possibly even a stair chair.
by Virginia Maddan, guest blogger A common conversation my new clients initiate when I arrive at our first appointment unfolds as follows: New client: “I just want to warn you that my place is a total mess.” Me: “That’s ok! That’s what I’m here for. I’m sure it’s not that bad, but don’t worry about […]
We’re not getting younger. How silly would it be if I had a surgery found myself a prisoner, not being able to use my own bathroom? That is EXACTLY what happened to me a year after we moved into the house we built ourselves. We had wide doors hallways, a barrier free shower with a […]
This particular community of thought leaders only considered group housing or building new, Universal Design Green Concept developments, assisted living centers, etc. What interested me was that they did not acknowledge the reality that many people will NOT be moving from their own home, for personal, or in today’s economy, economic, reasons.
How do you begin making your home ‘Senior-Friendly?’ These tips will get your started with some simple inexpensive things you can do to your storage areas kitchen to prepare for your future.
Maintenence is one the the most important tasks you should do on a schedule – why not make it out in advance of when certain inspections or tasks should be scheduled. Things like range hood filters should be taken down cleaned annually. Buy replace your existing batteries in the smoke alarms. Make your bathroom kitchen maintenance-friendly easy […]
At the top of the list for people wanting to Age in Place is to prepare for the future – a future that may include difficulty climbing a flight of steps, negotiating home entries with several steps of the same color, or possibly even needing to use a wheel chair. Seniors fear Nursing Homes more than they […]
Most people would choose to stay in their home as long as possible, even if it means having care giving services. But, in order to really make the most of your later years, it helps if you prepare the home for the future.
I recently had the opportunity to view an excellent webcast by Cynthia Leibrock, MA, ASID. She talked about really important issues to consider when remodeling, as what you do will likely want to st the test of time usefullness. What I learned was that it is very important to satisfy sensory surroundings in order to dramatically effect […]