• Mary Jane Mannella

How Home Modifications Help Your Senior Loved Ones Live Independently

Convincing a senior loved one to move into an assisted living facility is difficult, mostly because they don’t want to leave the memories attached to their home. A survey conducted by the AARP suggested that about 90 percent of elderly individuals preferred living in their own homes instead of moving into a senior living facility. And while you mean well, you’re still taking away their independence by moving them to an assisted facility.

Living in their own home and doing their own chores reassures them that they are independent—just as we all need to feel a sense of purpose. When you take away the the chores of living in your own home, some senior feel uselesss or even depressed.

But this doesn’t mean you leave them in an environment with no safety measures in place. By installing some home modifications, you can significantly improve the quality of life for your senior loved one.

Here’s how home modifications can help you achieve that.

  1. Preventing Injuries

Sadly enough slips and falls are the reason behind 3 million injuries among senior citizens. Not

only do these injuries lead to traumas, but can also result in fatal injuries in worse cases. By modifying your home to be a senior-friendly space, you can make sure you’re not compromising on the safety of your senior loved ones.

You no longer have to worry about how they might miss a few steps since a stair lift can transport them easily and safely.

  1. Independence

Repeatedly asking someone for assistance can damage your senior loved one’s self-confidence. They begin feeling like a burden and may isolate themselves from everyday activities in order to minimize the hassle. If a simple modification can make their life easier and help them move about more freely, it can restore their self-confidence.

Instead of waiting for someone to assist them with moving around, your loved ones can easily transport themselves with the help of stair lifts and vertical platforms. The thought that they’re no longer dependent on someone for mobility and trivial tasks gives them the boost of confidence they need to start participating in everyday activities.

If you’re looking for some mobility products for your senior loved ones, Slip-Proof Safety Inc. has you covered! We deal with an extensive range of products including wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, wheelchair lifts, vertical platform lifts, and bathroom modifications. We also offer installation services to help you modify your home and make it more senior-friendly. Reach out to us at 708-839-4775 to learn more about our offerings!

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