It is important to update your living environment to meet the needs of the senior members of your family. You need to examine all areas of your home and make the necessary changes to be senior-friendly. Handyman Connection of San Mateo explains how:
Consider Barrier-Free Entryways And No-Step Entryways – The entryway forms the connection between your home and the rest of the world. It is important for getting out, getting in, receiving guests, and for countless other things. Since it needs to be safe and convenient for everyone regardless of the weather, you need to invest in barrier-free and no-step entryways. These will accommodate someone who uses a wheelchair or has trouble climbing steps.
Add Aging-In-Place Upgrades To Your Bathroom – Your bathroom needs to be comfortable, safe, and accessible. Consider using a few of these upgrades. Install grab bars and lower the bathroom sink to make things safer and easier to use. Consider building a roll-in shower with multiple shower heads. In addition, make sure that there is adequate lighting to prevent possible injuries from dimly lit rooms.
Make Sure That Your Kitchen Is Accessible – The kitchen is one of the busiest parts of your home, so you need to make sure that there is ample maneuvering space. You might also need to install a sink with knee clearance and vary the height of your countertops to make sure that everyone has access. You also need to mount your microwave or wall oven at reachable heights.
These are just some of the ways you can make your home safer for the older members of the family. During our initial consultation, Handyman Connection of San Mateo can provide you with detailed and specific advice to update your home. In addition to aging-in-place upgrades, we can help you with painting, carpentry, and remodeling. Contact us to learn more tips about aging-in-place. You can also ask for a free estimate.