If you’re a senior looking to move into senior living apartments, there are some simple modifications you can make to facilitate your daily life. Here are some tips for modifying your senior apartment.
Lever faucets are an excellent choice for your senior apartment. They’re easier to use than standard faucets and can be used by just about anyone, even those with limited hand strength. And they’re easy to clean, too!
Lever faucets are durable enough to withstand the wear and tear of everyday use, but they also look great in any home. You’ll feel like you’ve got a luxury bathroom without spending a fortune on it.
Grab bars are a must for senior living. They can be installed in the shower, around the toilet and in the tub. You can install them by yourself or have a professional do it. They may be mounted to walls or floors, depending on your preferences.
If you want to add grab bars inside your home but feel like you need to do it yourself, many companies will help you with this task!
Curbless showers are an excellent option for golden-age adults. They allow you to enter and exit the shower more easily than a tub, making it safer for you to get in and out. They are also much easier to clean than tubs because there is no lip around them where dirt can accumulate. Because they are designed with less material than a tub, curbless showers can be made to fit bathrooms of any size and don’t take up as much space as full baths do!
Lower Cabinets in the Kitchen
If you plan to keep your kitchen cabinets as they are, consider lowering them. This can make it easier for you to reach all the items in your cabinets and will also help with opening and closing doors. You should be able to easily open/close all of your kitchen cabinet doors, even if you have conditions like arthritis. If there is anything on top of a high shelf, be sure that there is another option available; this may require moving some items around or adding a step stool so that no one has trouble getting them down when needed.
Non-Skid Rugs and Flooring Throughout Your Home
Non-skid rugs and flooring can be a great way to improve the safety of your senior home. The non-skid nature of the rug or floor will help prevent falls in your loved one’s home. This can be essential for those with limited mobility and trouble holding their balance. It also provides an extra layer of protection for those already at risk for falls, such as those recovering from hip surgery or other health issues affecting their mobility.
Non-skid rugs and flooring are easy to install, so adding them to your loved one’s home should not be any significant complications. They can easily be placed over existing carpeting or hardwood floors if you want to keep the entire flooring system in one area at a time.
Light Switches at the Top and Bottom of Stairs
If you’re installing an additional light switch to your home, consider placing it on both the top and the bottom of your staircase. This is important for senior-friendly independent living communities and homeowners with a minor disability or any other reason that makes climbing stairs difficult. Having this feature can make life easier for everyone!
We hope that these modification tips for your senior apartment will make life easier for you and your loved ones. Anyone can do these modifications with a bit of skill and patience. You might even find that making your home more accessible is fun!