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Now more than ever, seniors are hoping they will be able to stay in their homes as they age. In fact, a survey by the AARP found that 76% of Americans age 50 and older say they prefer to remain in their current residence.
Of course, owning a home takes a lot of energy, and finding reliable help around the house can be challenging. That’s where handyman home safety services for seniors come in—a handyman can help make your home an appropriate place where you or your family member can age in place.
When people get older, it becomes tougher to take care of maintenance around the home, but many older people want to keep their level of autonomy and independence. That’s where aging in place comes in: this is the practice of adjusting a home to include senior living options that allow seniors to continue living in their familiar home, comfortably, for much longer.
Their routines and settings stay familiar. A person’s home is the most important place in their life. For many seniors, the biggest value of being able to age in place is having a place that they can call their own. Being able to stay in their most familiar and cherished space gives the ultimate sense of comfort and security and keeps a senior’s quality of life high.
They can maintain their independence. Physical decline can make life difficult for people as they age, and many seniors need help to accomplish tasks around their home. With a few adjustments throughout the home though, elderly adults can maintain independence in their own home and control their own routine.
They can save money. Assisted-living facilities and nursing homes are very expensive for seniors and their families, and those prices climb as a person needs more specialized care. While home modifications do cost money, aging in place is typically less expensive than moving into assisted living.
Of course, it may not necessarily be possible for elderly adults to live independently forever. We can modify a home to make it safer and more accommodating to a person with mobility challenges, so they can stay in their home for years longer. Here are some common modifications that can be made to help seniors age in place and stay safe in their own homes:
As people age, we may experience more and more difficulty in performing regular tasks on our own, which makes maintaining our homes a hassle. That’s where our professional handymen at Everyday Handyman Handyman & Construction come in: they can help create a space that lets you live independently in your own home for years longer than you might be able to otherwise. We can implement modifications and additions to make everyday tasks such as cooking, bathing, and entertaining more accessible, easy, and safe. We put safety and mobility for seniors first, but also prioritize letting you be more independent and age in place.
Learn more about how Everyday Handyman Handyman & Construction can modify a home to help you or your loved one age in place safely and independently.
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