If you’ve decided that aging-in-place is the best way for you to stay happy and comfortable during your golden years, you’ll first want to make sure your home is prepared for stage of your life. As your local expert in the Rock Hill and Lake Wylie, SC area for home health care and senior home care, TLC Your Way Home Care wants to share this aging-in-place checklist. It’s a great way to make sure that when you live at home, you’ll be comfortable, stress-free, and safe:
- Locate slip and fall hazards and hard to reach areas – Look in your bathroom or other parts of your home that might be potential areas for slips and falls. Plan a solution for each. Also think about areas that might be hard to reach over time, such as attics and basements.
- Assess your kitchen – Think about how often you have to reach up to open cabniets and how much you have to move around your kitchen to get frequently used objects.
- Designate easily reachable telephone areas – Pick areas you frequently visit throughout your house. Make sure you have access to a telephone in all of these places or investigate a medical alert system that you carry with you wherever you go.
- Get professional help – Finally, call a professional to give your home a comprehensive evaluation. Home health care workers are good resources for aging-in-place. They can spot obstacles you might not recognize as potential future problems.
Although you may be years away from needing a plan like this, it’s always better to do some advance planning. If you’d like help organizing and rearranging your home to suit both your current and future needs, call us today. We’re here to serve you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. Let us help you design a life you’ll love while you’re aging-in-place.