Studies have shown that most elderly people live in homes that are at least 20 years old. Over the years, as these homes and the one residing in it gets older, they become more difficult to maintain. A home that may be perfectly safe for a person that was 50 years old may be unsafe for someone in their 70’s or 80’s.
Studies have also revealed that home safety modifications can prevent as much as 30 to 50 percent of all types of home accidents among seniors that take place in the home.
Home accessibility is essential. Having the ability to move around perfectly, conveniently, and at home is very important safely. Improving accessibility in the real home could involve making doorways wider, lowering sinks, countertops, and cabinets in your kitchen, installing walk-in tubs and showers, installing put grab bars in bathrooms strategically, installing wheelchair ramps, installing stair lifts plus more.
Many of these remodeling jobs must adhere to the Fair Casing Amendments Work of 1988, the convenience rules of the People in America with Disabilities Function, and the policies for convenience by the North American National Specifications Institute.
Adaptability changes are changes that may be made quickly to have the ability to accommodate the precise needs of older people or impaired person without always needing to totally redesign the house.
For instance, setting up grab pubs in the toilet to help make the bathroom a safer environment wouldn’t normally mean that the complete entire bathroom would need to be modified. These type improvements aren’t as intensive as those stated to meet convenience requirements.