Home Safety: Creating a Haven for Your Loved One
Many seniors dream of aging in place: remaining in their own homes as they grow older. To accomplish this goal, they and their children must carefully plan for the future. Older adults are vulnerable to falls and may struggle with various activities of daily living like showering, eating, and moving around the home. Today, we’ll discuss the steps required to create a haven for your loved one. Read on for Legacy Homecare LA’s home safety checklist for seniors.
Senior Home Safety Requirements
Drawing from the American Housing Survey, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compiled a report about homes with aging-accessible features. The researchers found that while nearly all housing contains at least one accessibility feature, just ten percent of homes could be considered “aging-ready.”
Contrary to popular belief, making a home accessible can be simpler than purchasing gadgets or scheduling major renovations. Begin by evaluating your loved one’s space for the following senior home safety concerns.