The Consumer's Guide to Home Safety for Seniors
Remaining independent in your home often requires some adjustments or improvements
to your home so your home is a safe environment that allows you to function
better and more comfortably. These adjustments can range from small changes
that don’t cost anything and can be modified by the senior, their families
or caregivers, to more significant home improvements which may require monetary
investment and the hiring of a contractor. The larger changes to the home may
be daunting, but can be a cost-effective method to allow the senior to stay
in his or her home. Even middle-aged adults are now implementing design changes
to their own homes to address the needs of their visiting senior parents as
well as to create the ideal environment to age in place in future years.
Ultimately, a senior’s safety in their own home should be of primary
importance. All of the possible precautions that can be taken in creating a
safe environment for the senior should be considered and changed if necessary.
Taking steps toward safety allows for the senior to remain safe, comfortable
and offers opportunity for better quality of life.
Inside this guide, The Consumer’s Guide to Home Safety for Seniors, is
the following useful information:
- An overview of senior-focused home improvements.
- The top 11 home improvements that seniors have made to their homes, as
reported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- What equipment is and is not covered by Medicare.
- Tips for finding the right contractor to make improvements to your home.
- Lists of recommendations for changes in each room of the home to provide
for safer and better functioning.
- List of recommendations for general changes to the home that will help
a senior operate better inside the home and feel safer overall.
- For caregivers, an additional list of safety tips from their perspective
We hope you find this guide helpful as you determine how to create a safer
environment for yourself, a loved one, or someone under your care.
P.S. Make sure you check out our free white paper, Finding Direction in the
Senior Market – Your Guide to Attracting and Retaining Senior Clients
at www.csa.us/whitepaper for practical tips and strategies professionals working
with seniors can apply today.