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3 Ways to Make a Home Senior-Friendly August 21, 2019

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3 Ways to Make a Home Senior-Friendly, St. Charles, Missouri

As you help your parents plan out their retirement and beyond, it’s important to take their living spaces and habits into account. As their caregiver, you will need to ensure their house remains comfortable, accessible, and safe as their needs change. If you’re looking for simple and effective strategies for making a home friendly for senior citizens, here are a few tips to consider.

How Do You Make Your Home Senior-Friendly?

1. Update & Add More Lighting

One of the easiest and most affordable tips for caregivers looking to make changes to their or a loved one’s home is to update and add more lights. Proper lighting will help illuminate bumps, ridges, steps, and other obstacles that can be risky for older individuals. Add brighter lights to outdoor areas, garages, and stairwells, as well as any space that has extra clutter that can make moving around more difficult.

2. Arrange for In-Home Assistance

caregiverIf you are concerned about your aging parents while you are at work or traveling, you should consider home health care services. Not only will they provide social companionship, but they can also offer check-ins and nursing services, as well as help with everyday tasks like cooking and cleaning. 

3. Add Slip-Resistant Flooring

Falling is a big risk for seniors, so caregivers should look at adding slip-resistant flooring throughout the home. Low-pile carpet is the safest option, but consider nonskid mats for tile or wood floors to help create safe pathways for your loved one.

 

If you are looking for an in-home caregiver, call the compassionate care team at Deer Valley Home Health Services in Berkeley, St. Charles, and St. Louis, MO. They have been serving their local communities for over 10 years, providing all of the services seniors need to retain independence and thrive in their communities. Call (314) 355-3679 to speak with a member of their team, or visit their website to learn more about their elderly care options.

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