If you are a senior, you may realize that in order to continue living in your home, some modifications will need to be made to make it safer for you to stay there. If you’re a child who is responsible for the care of an elderly parent or concerned about the living situation of your aging parent, you may be looking for ways to make their environment safer for them.
Many seniors prefer living at home over moving to an assisted living community or nursing home. Assisted living communities cost around $36,000 a year and a private room in a nursing home can cost as much as $77,000. Seeing those statistics, makes the cost of modifying a home seem much more reasonable.
Cost of modifications
You can begin making a home safer by adding grab bars, a tub or shower seat and non-slip mats in the bathroom. Bed rails, security poles, transfer handles and other devices designed to make a home environment safer and more conducive to individualized needs are affordable safety measures you can take. You can click here to find additional equipment that can easily be incorporated into someone’s home.
It isn’t always a senior who needs some special equipment. Anyone recovering from an injury or even some type of surgery may benefit by having a few devices to make it easier to get in and out of a chair or bed. When help’s available, don’t hesitate to take advantage of it.