As people get older, they face new challenges in their home physically and mentally. Eyesight weakens, movement gets harder, and memory lapses. The house that may be once familiar will become dangerous. This is why your home needs to be safe for seniors.
A good tip to keep in mind when making your home safe for seniors is to go through your house and think of what challenges they would face. “Imagine yourself with the physical or cognitive challenges of your loved one — poor vision, difficulty with stairs, use of a walker, memory lapses — and walk through the front door”, from Wendy Wells-Chanampa, a dementia care expert and founder of Senior Resource Consultants in Naples, FL.