Senior Safety Modifications
Home enhancements for seniors
When it comes to designing home renovations, there is so much more to think about than simply how it will look. For example - has the right tap been specified? What handles are being recommended for kitchen units? Is the selected ‘low threshold’ shower tray really low enough? Is the proposed basin and WC going to work in the longer term? Are doors being hung correctly to maximize space and safety? What’s the best location for kitchen appliances? What are the latest grab rail designs available? What about flooring options?
Senior Home Modification and Repair includes adaptations to homes that can make it easier and safer to manage activities of daily living such as bathing, cooking, and stair climbing. Examples include installing grab bars and transfer benches in bathrooms, and ramps and handrails for home access. Alterations to the physical structure of the home can improve its overall safety and condition
Home modification and repair promotes independence allowing older persons to remain in their homes. The most important purpose of home modification and repair is to help prevent accidents such as falls. Research suggests that one-third to one-half of home accidents can be prevented by home modification and repair. Older people too often live in older homes, 20 years or older, that desperately need some types of repairs and modifications. Home modification and repair can accommodate lifestyle changes along with declining abilities to also increase comfort.