Many people want to stay in their homes as long as possible as they age, whether for financial reasons or because they simply like the homes they have.
Going to live in any type of congregate living situation such as a retirement home, assisted living facility or nursing home is not a dream for most.
The time may come when this is the best living option, but until that time remaining at home is the goal.
Unfortunately, the same homes that we’ve enjoyed and in which we have found comfort for years may not be suited to the needs of a senior adult. They are not always in the safest condition for those whose reach, grip and balance have diminished with age and may require small or large renovations or just simple changes to make them safe once again.
We as caregivers need to intervene for our seniors to be sure that every part of their living situation is as safe as we can possibly make it for them.
But what can we do?
On what areas of the house do we focus and where do we start?
We have created a checklist to help you “seniorize” your loved one’s home.
You can download this valuable tool here.