7 Factors to Consider -
Stay Safely and Comfortably in Your Home for Many More Years to Come
Millions of the Baby Boom Generation are challenging the traditional definition of what it means to grow older in America. New designs and new technology are making it possible for extended and safer independence and the ability to remain home by choice.
In almost all cases, being able to stay in your own home is much less expensive than the costs of assisted living facilities!
There exist many risks for injury to older adults in the common household, therefore impeding upon their capability to successfully age in place. Among the greatest threats to an this ability to age in place is falling. According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of injurious death among older adults.
Therefore, engagement in fall prevention is crucial to one’s ability to age in place. Common features in an everyday household, such as a lack of support in the shower or bathroom, inadequate railings on the stairs, loose throw rugs, and obstructed pathways are all possible dangers to an older person. However, simple and low-cost modifications to an older person’s home can greatly decrease the risk of falling, as well as decreasing the risk of other forms of injury. Consequently, this increases the likelihood that one can age in place.
HWC Certified Aging in Place designers can show you beautiful options to update your home and allow you to enjoy life for many years to come!
Safety Showers - Just one of many options available
Converting your bathroom with a safety shower unit like this one shown here makes getting in and out of the shower much more convenient - and safe!