Creating a safe and comfortable home environment is essential for any senior who wants to remain in their home as long as possible. Certain home improvements can make a huge impact on the overall safety, usability and comfort of a senior’s living space. From professionally installed walk-in bathtubs to DIY projects like adding slip-resistant flooring skids, any home can be retrofitted for comfortably aging in place.
Loose throw rugs are a slip-and-fall hazard for any age and especially are hazardous for seniors with balance or mobility issues. Remove the throw rugs and opt for non-skid treads placed at entryways, in front of sinks and kitchen work areas as well as in other high-traffic areas. Remove tripping obstacles and items bumped into easily that can cause injury. These may include things like ottomans, extension cords, decorative baskets and knick-knacks.
This article is provided by Premier Care in Bathing.
With 30 years of experience, choose Premier Care as your walk-in bathtub company with confidence. Premier supplies and installs the world’s best selling range of walk-in bathtubs. As the market leaders in walk-in baths, Premier Bathrooms started as a family owned company in 1985 with the goal of making bathing safer and more independent for senior citizens, elderly and people with disabilities.