Why You Should Consider Adjustments At Home As You Age
It can be easy to go through life without thinking too much about what the future may bring, but as many of us get older our mobility becomes restricted. Injury or illness could add an extra level of difficulty to carrying out the most basic tasks.
As a result, it’s important to think about what could make your life easier as you get older, particularly if you want to stay in your own home as long as possible.
One company in the US is championing the idea of making simple adjustments to properties that allow ‘ageing-in-place’. Essentially, it means people future-proof their homes and can therefore cope if their mobility worsens.
Speaking to the Santa Cruz Sentinel, owner of Lewis Builders John Lewis explained that when you compare the cost of making modifications to your home with moving into an assisted living facility, it’s a “no-brainer”.
“The ultimate result is that people are able to live comfortably and safely in their homes into their later years,” he stated.
Among the recommended modifications is to remove showers with a curb around the edge, installing grab bars in the bathroom, and fitting textured floors to provide better grip in rooms that can get wet.
Mr Lewis also explained that making modifications gradually – rather than having to make all the changes in one go – can be much more cost effective.