Some of those challenges connected to the aging process are health and mobility problems that make it challenging to retain your independence. Some every day activities can seem like a monumental task. In order to continue living at home or to make your home a safer place, you may need to make some adaptations within your home.
Indoor safety concerns
Removing throw rugs is one of the first safety precautions you should implement. Making sure that electrical cords are not lying on or across the floor where that can be a tripping hazard is another precaution to take. If you or someone living in your home uses a walker, you may need to rearrange or remove some furniture so that they can comfortably navigate through the house.
No one wants to lose their independence, yet when mobility problems arise, it may become difficult or impossible to hold on to that independence. Some additions or modifications may need to made in the bathroom to increase the safety level there. Grab bars for seniors are an excellent safety addition. In a house where the size or design makes it difficult to add wall mounted grab bars, tension mounted security poles may be the ideal solution. These poles can be placed beside of a chair in the living or dining room, bedside of the bed or beside of the toilet.
You should explore the many products available that are designed to help you or your aging parents continue enjoying personal independence.