Safety for those who are aging or have mobility issues
As we get older, or if you or a loved one is hurt, certain aspects of our current house may make it more difficult to stay in our homes. The places we love. We all want to “age in place,” but what does that mean?
According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), “aging in place” is a matter of preserving the ability for people to remain in their home or neighborhood for as long as possible.
According to AARP, certain environmental constraints can inhibit the ability of older persons or those who have become disabled to stay in their homes.
Many homes require remodeling or retrofitting to accommodate changes in a person’s mobility.
Rapid Response can help with the following:
- Installing guard and hand rails
- Raising of the toilet seats
- Installation of grab bars
- Installing brand new shower heads
- Replacing cabinet and door handles
We can also move light switches and electrical plugs to make them more safe and convenient.
“When a living environment is affordable and appropriate, an aging individual is more likely to remain healthy and independent,” according to AARP.
“When an individual maintains good health, he or she is better able to maintain his or her living environment.”
For more information and ideas to make your home more “homefit,” for a senior citizen or anyone who is disabled, please visit the AARP website and read their Home Fit Guide at blog.aarp.org/tag/aging-in-place.
If and when you are ready to make changes to your home, please don’t forget to call Rapid Response Home Maintenance.