Approximately 90% of seniors over 65 years old intend to stay in their homes for at least 10 more years, according to AARP. If you’re a homeowner who plans to enjoy your golden years in your forever home, it’s important to find a Home Renovations contractor who can help you make improvements to your home to help you age in place safely and comfortably.
As your trusted senior-friendly Arizona Home Renovations contractor, we’re excited to suggest some simple changes we can help make to your home to make it comfortable and safe as you age.
1.) Install Grab Bars – Install bars and railings in high-risk locations, such as bathrooms and bedrooms.
2.) Swap tubs for curbless showers – Stepping in and out of a high tub every day can be tedious and dangerous for aging homeowners. We highly encourage our clients to make the switch to a zero-entry shower for ease of accessibility for one of your most-used home features.
3.) Comfort height toilets – This is yet another upgrade that is fairly inexpensive to make, but you’ll definitely thank us later!
4.) Ramps – For those needing mobility assistance, we can install a discreet ramp to the home to allow homeowners with wheelchairs, walkers, or canes to enter the home safely.
5.) Utilize Smart Technology – Smart technology has improved the security of senior homeowners. Medical alerts, remote security, and communication systems allow the homeowner access to immediate help in an emergency. We can help install features to ensure your safety in various areas of your home.
6.) Go Hands-Free – Small changes like converting bulbs and outlets to voice-activated light control make a huge difference in your daily life. We also suggest changing faucets to hands-free or soft-touch faucets if you have joint or grip pain.
7.) Update Flooring – Trip and fall injuries are common as we age. Low pile carpet or non-slip hardscape is best for older homeowners, especially in high-traffic areas like the kitchen and bathrooms.
8.) Improve Lighting – Consider nightlights in hallways and bathrooms and add brighter lighting to living spaces.
Many seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age. Making a few adjustments can help them create a safer environment and offer immediate help if necessary. More importantly, these adjustments provide peace of mind.
If you’re looking to make some of these changes to your home, we’d love to help. Just give us a call at (623) 582 4477 to schedule your in-home consultation today.
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