If you’re an older person, you may be thinking about the day when you’ll need to move into a nursing home. If that’s true for you, then you probably have some questions about how to make your house more accessible and safe for others after you’ve moved out. Well, we’ve got answers: here are five ways that every homeowner can make their home safer and more accessible for all people—no matter how old they are!
Ensure There’s Clear Pathways.
- Ensure There’s Clear Pathways. If you have a walkway or hallway, make sure it’s clear of any potential hazards such as low hanging wires and tripping hazards. Also make sure there aren’t any dangerous objects lying around that could cause harm to someone with limited mobility.
- Make Sure The House Is Well Lit So You Can See The Paths To Your Rooms And Doors!
Make Sure The Bathroom Fits Your Needs.
It’s important to make sure the bathroom fits your needs. If you have a disability, there are some key considerations to keep in mind:
- Consider a bathtub or shower with a seat. This will make it easier to get in and out of the tub without having someone help you every time.
- Check the height of the toilet before buying one–you want something low enough so that someone sitting on it can still reach their feet easily when they’re done using it. Also consider grab bars installed around both sides of this piece of furniture so people in wheelchairs can use them for support when getting up from sitting down on it; this is especially important if you have limited mobility in one side of your body due to injury or illness (like I do).
- Make sure there is enough room for wheelchairs or walkers within this room itself; avoid placing furniture too close together where someone might get stuck between two pieces while trying to pass through an area like this one!
Plan For Easy Access To Appliances.
Plan for easy access to appliances. Appliances are a large part of your home and can be some of the most important features in your daily life. It’s important that they’re accessible and safe for everyone who uses them, including children and the elderly.
Here are some things you should consider when planning for easy appliance access:
- Make sure the controls are within reach from seated or standing positions; if necessary, raise or lower them with risers or lower shelves (check with an electrician if you need help).
- Make sure there’s enough room around each appliance so people don’t have to squeeze past each other while using them (especially if one person needs an assistive device).
- Consider adding handrails along countertops near sinks or stoves (again, check with an electrician). This will keep everyone safer as they prepare food in your kitchen!
Consider Built-In Safety Features.
If you’re looking for ways to make your home more accessible and safe, consider installing the following safety features:
- Handrails and grab bars
- Fire alarms and smoke detectors
- A home security system (with motion sensor lights)
If you have a disability or illness that could make it difficult for you to escape in an emergency, then a plan of action will be essential. Make sure there is always somewhere safe nearby where everyone knows they can go if something happens.
Make Your Home As Accessible As Possible When You’re Older.
You’re a smart person and you probably already know this, but your home should be as accessible as possible when you’re older. This means no stairs and easy to navigate bathrooms and kitchens. It also means being able to get around easily on your own, which is why it’s important to have grab bars in the bathroom (and make sure they are installed correctly).
If someone needs help getting in or out of bed at night or during the day, having an electric bed lift installed can make all the difference! Electric beds lifts are affordable and easy-to-use devices that allow people with limited mobility access their beds without assistance from others around them.
There are many things you can do to make your home more accessible and safe for all people
- Make sure the bathroom is accessible.
- Make sure the kitchen is accessible.
- Make sure the stairs are accessible.
- Make sure your house is accessible and safe for everyone who lives in it, including you!
We hope this article has given you some ideas for making your home more accessible and safe for all people. No matter what your situation or needs are, there are ways that you can make sure that everyone feels comfortable in their own homes. We hope that our tips will help you find solutions that work best for your family or loved ones!