“Aging in place,” a term used to describe independent senior living at home, is the goal of many. A service like Seniors Helping Seniors® can make that goal reality. In addition to offering on-going assistance with everyday tasks, we can evaluate your home for safety and livability.
For example, a walk-through of the home can identify:
- Areas that could become wet and slippery, leading to falls.
- Counters that are too high or doorways that are too narrow for use by wheelchair-bound seniors.
- Electrical cords or clutter that could promote tripping.
- Lighting that is too low for good vision.
- Knobs and handles that are difficult for people with arthritis and other joint problems to use.
- Chairs and sofas too low to easily get in and out of them.
- Bathtubs and showers lacking handrails, non-slip mats, and easy access.
- Fire hazards in the home, such as electric space heaters or other electric devices that could start a fire if left plugged in.
Almost every home can be made safer and more comfortable for seniors by making minor modifications. Give Seniors Helping Seniors a call to get help evaluating your home for senior living and to get the on-going help you need to “age in place” gracefully in the comfort of your own home.