You have been living in the same house since Richard Nixon was president. You and your spouse bought the house not too long after you were married. You raised your children in that house. You had family celebrations there as well. The Christmas tree was in the corner by the window. You had neighborhood kids running through your house for years. Now that you are having more trouble getting around, some of your family members want you to sell the house. But you do not want to leave the place you love. The good news is, in all likelihood, you don’t have to. Today’s trend is for seniors to age in place in their own homes, even if they have mobility issues. In many cases, you can adjust your house so you can live there even if you have a disability. Not sure what we mean? Let us explain.
Home Accessibility Solutions
One of the greatest problems seniors face is that they’re unable to access their homes because of accidents or injuries. For example, many homes built in the 1960s and 1970s have stairs leading up to the front or back doors. Some seniors can no longer access those doors because they have mobility issues with stairs. However, mobility services companies can put temporary or permanent ramps in place. These ramps give seniors a way to safely get inside their homes. They can also put stair lifts inside houses to make sure seniors can easily move from floor to floor.
Mobility Solutions for Seniors
There are all kinds of mobility services for the home available to make homes safer and easier to move around in for seniors. For example, if you have multiple floors in your house, you might want to look at having a home elevator installed. This would allow you to move up and down safely and easily. You could even move between the floors of your house with laundry or groceries. Your risk of falling is much lower than if you try to climb stairs when your hands are full.
Bathroom Mobility Solutions
There are other mobility services as well. Did you know that one of the most dangerous places in your home is the bathroom? That’s because when you combine water and problems with balance, it makes it much easier for seniors to fall. Luckily, there are mobility solutions for the bathroom as well. If you have trouble sitting down on the toilet or getting off the toilet, there are grab bars to help. You can attach them inside your bathroom to minimize your risk. Just in case you lose your balance in the shower, or you feel dizzy, there are also shower grab bars. Bathtub grab bars are also available for you to get in and out of the bathtub safely. There are lots of options for the bathroom to make you safer and help you get around more easily. We can even do bathroom remodels, so you can continue to enjoy taking that daily bath.
Are you having trouble getting around in your house? Do you want to stay in your house, but you are worried about your safety? We understand. Seniors have challenging issues when it comes to living in their homes. But the issues are not impossible. We provide a wide range of mobility services for the home and can help you continue to live the way you want!
Contact AIP Mobility Plus, in Chatham, N.J., in Morris County. We have all sorts of mobility services and accessibility solutions to help you make sure you can age in place in the home you love. Why not give us a call today?