3 Home Modifications for Aging Parents

As the baby boomer generation ages, planning house modifications to ensure convenient “aging in place” must occur sooner instead of later. To assist with the process of planning, we are listing three of the most critical property upgrades for helping your loved ones care for Mother and Father as they appreciate their retirement years – inside the convenience of their own house!

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Replace Door and Cabinet Handles

An easy and quick job is replacing cabinet doorknobs and hardware using D handles. Traditional knobs are hard for people who have arthritis to grasp solidly, and the twisting motion sometimes can prove to be a challenge. D handles permit folks with all capabilities to easily close and open their doors or cabinets, and the hardware may look just as stylish as any additional handle. A minor modification such as this may keep life moving at a normal rate for anyone who is feeling a bit more stiff with age.

Put on Railings and Grab Bars Throughout your House

Usually installed near the toilet or the shower, grab bars are simplistic devices which make a difference. They may assist in stabilizing homeowners as they maneuver, or they’ll provide a great handhold for a minute of rest. Grab bars need to be properly installed so they safely can bear the weight of the individual grabbing hold; therefore, finding a professional handyman for the project is vital. An expert also can help make grab bars appear like simplistic decorative accents instead of an eyesore. When you add grab bars all throughout your home, think about also adding a railing to the stairways.

Make Showering Safe and Convenient

Besides a grab bar, putting in a corner seat inside the shower offers an additional layer of safety. The seat enables anyone who’s uneasy on their feet a space to sit down and relax as steamy water rushes over them. Plus, seats are not merely for sitting. A shower seat also is the ideal perch for shampoo bottles, as well as a space to prop up both legs when shaving. The showerhead also should be upgraded to a handheld showerhead. Wand attachments make it easy to rinse soap from difficult-to-reach spaces.

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