It is crucial that you or a loved one can travel around your home safely and easily as you age. Although, for some seniors , getting around their home might not be as easy as it once was if they are dealing with any mobility issues. If you are living with a senior, you should make their living situation as safe and peaceful as possible. There are a few simple ways you can upgrade your home so it is a safe living space for any senior.
As you or a loved when gets older, walking up and down your stairs might start to be a difficult task. Some seniors start to develop health issues that can affect their mobility such as arthritis and osteoporosis. If moving up and down the stairs is unavoidable for them, then you should install a stairlift as soon as possible. Stairlifts are very simple to operate, and anyone can travel in them safely. You can find stairlifts that will be able to maneuver along any variety of different staircases.
One of the biggest obstacles for seniors, especially those with mobility issues, are steps both outside and inside your home. If at all possible, try to create an entryway for senior that avoids steps and steep slopes. Outside steps made out of stones or concrete pose a threat and can cause a dangerous accident. If you cannot avoid entering your home using steps, then you should invest in a ramp which is necessary for anyone bound to a wheelchair.
Handrails and Grab Bars
One of the simplest ways to increase safety for seniors in their home is adding handrails and grab bars to a variety of areas. You should have sturdy handrails along staircases and hallways for when a senior is walking around. Make sure to add grab bars in the shower and the bedroom, so they are stable when they want to stand.
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For our commercial elevator clients, we also provide annual inspections of your equipment to adhere to standards established by the state of Maryland. During these inspections, we make sure that your commercial mobility product is functioning correctly and efficiently. We’ll also go over all safety devices and customized features offered within your plan!