As you settle into retirement, you are probably looking ahead at your future housing options. If you have a family home that you’re in love with, you might want to consider aging in place. Nearly 90 percent of senior respondents in a recent AARP survey were planning to do just that. Simply put, this means making a few key improvements to your home that will accommodate your changing needs. Access, safety and comfort should be your priorities as you plan your aging in place home improvements.
One key consideration is access in and around your home. Alternatives to front steps, interior stairways, conventional bathtubs and other barriers to performing daily routines are among the most important aging in place home improvements. Possible solutions include:
As you age, one of the biggest threats to your safety is falling in your home. Approximately one in four people over age 65 experience falls every year, according to the National Council on Aging, with many requiring emergency care or hospitalization. Taking the following steps to make your home safe is critical to your ability to stay safe from spills and live independently:
The whole point of aging at home is staying within your comfort zone. As you grow older, you may find yourself looking at comfort from a new perspective. However, you can take some steps now to ease your transition:
Aging In Place Home Renovations Specialists
At USA Bath of Reno, Sacramento and the Bay Area, we understand that your priorities change as you get older. Get in touch today for more ideas on enhancing access, safety and comfort in your family home so that you can continue to enjoy it for decades to come.