As your relatives get older, safety around the home becomes a big concern. Making matters more complicated, home safety becomes increasingly more difficult as your loved ones age. Ordinary objects like rugs and stairs become tremendous hazards. Read this article for information on what should you do to keep your home safe for your aging loved ones:
- Get Rid of Falling Hazards
Falls are the number one hazard for the elderly, and the home is ripe with potential danger. From rugs to stairs to bathtubs, managing falling hazards is the best way to keep your loved ones safe. Installing grab bars for the bathtub, removing rugs, and installing a stair elevator are all good ways to manage your home.
- Add Wheelchair Ramps and Lifts
Wheelchair ramps and lifts are great for increasing the accessibility of the home and helping keep your elderly loved ones safe. Wheelchair lifts and ramps make outside stairs and door thresholds easier to navigate.
Multi-level homes can be difficult to make safe for the elderly. Stair elevators are great, but depending on the home and situation, installing a home elevator may be a better idea. Both add to the accessibility of the home and mitigate the risks of tripping and falling, but an elevator can add to the resale value of the home when the time comes to sell.
For more information about increasing home safety, call All-Ways Accessible at (800) 684-0270. As a leader in the manufacturing of commercial and residential elevators in New England, we are committed to providing the highest quality accessibility products for your home. Contact us today to find out how we can help solve your accessibility problems.