It isn’t something we relish the thought of , but with the onset of old age, we might need to start thinking about how we could adjust our home so that it will be more convenient to use in the future. What do we mean by this?

Unfortunately, with advancing age, very often comes various health issues such as limited mobility, to name just one. Another thing that can accompany retirement is a more limited income. So what are some things that you can do ahead of time to prepare for these possibilities?

Are you planning any home improvement projects in the near future? It might be good to think how you can incorporate certain features that would make life easier for anyone who has limited mobility. What kinds of things should be incorporated?

Perhaps one of the projects is redoing your flooring? Maybe it would be a good idea to install low density carpet or slip resistant flooring.

Other adjustments you could make to make life easier in the future are installing easy to clean surfaces, intercoms or even video phones, a central vacuum system could also prove very convenient. Think about getting better lighting in areas like closets. Are you considering redoing your closets? Choose things like adjustable shelving and hanging rods that would be convenient to use for someone who can’t reach high areas. Replace the closet door with one that is very easy to open.

This is only a sample of the many things that can be done to help make a home easier to use in later years. If you have any questions, or would like more suggestions on this, please feel free to contact us.