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5 no-fuss ways to modify your home for an elderly loved one

Author: Miss Visions
by Miss Visions
Posted: Dec 09, 2014

Whatever the reason for your elderly loved one to move in, there will likely be disability modifications that your home will need to make it easy for them to move around. So to help you through this transitional phase I have included 5 no-fuss ways to make your home safe and mobility friendly:

Elevated Toilet Seats With Armrests

When your loved one gets older, their legs, arms and hands become weaker and sadly the bathroom can be the most dangerous room for them. That is why adding an elevated toilet seat with armrests is important. It reduces the potential of them falling on the hard tiled surface causing sever injury.

Elevated toilet seats can fit on almost any toilet, so you won’t have to make any radical adjustments. They are also heavy-duty, provide comfortable padded armrests and you can add one easily without using any tools.

Grab Bars For Shower or Bathtub

To get in and out of the shower can be hard, and so adding grab bars will be essential for their safety. But don’t instantly think you need to get a handyman to put permanent big drills in your bathroom walls, because you could easily purchase a portable suction grab bar instead. It will provide your loved one with safety, and you can feel confident that it will be just as sturdy for them to hold on to.

Threshold Ramp For Getting In And Out Of The Home

If you home has a little step or stairs leading to your entry, then it can make getting in and out of your home fairly difficult for anyone with limited mobility. A threshold ramp is an affordable way to make it easy and safe for your loved one to get in and out of the home with. If your loved one doesn’t have a walker right now then the chances are they might at some point.

Pride Lift Chairs

With limited mobility simply getting out of lounge chair can be difficult. Rather than inconvenience you to help them up all the time or having them potentially falling, a pride chair will allow them to sit down or stand up with ease. A pride lift chair looks like a recliner chair at first, but with just a flip of the switch, the chair’s powerful motor reclines the chair and lifts the occupant out of it.

Bed Rails

Bed rails will allow your loved one to get in and out of their bed without your help. It will give them the freedom to go about their normal morning and evening routine without bothering you. Too make things easy we recommend two bed rails. You will be able to add this feature without making too many changes to the room.

Having an elderly loved one move in with you can be scary at first, but feel rest assured there are no-fuss ways to accommodate for them without making massive expensive changes to your home. And by adding these few little modifications you restore some independence back into your loved one’s life, and they give you some more freedom as well.

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