28 Feb Seniors Living At Home
If you’re a senior adult and plan to stay in your home, ageing in place remodelling projects should be a serious consideration for you. Here are some important tips and considerations you should keep in mind if you plan to remodel for ageing in place.
- Seniors can continue to live at home: At the top of the list for many seniors is the fact that with ageing in place, they can continue to live in their own homes. This is important for many reasons, often convenient location, security, familiarity, and proximity to family.
- Maintaining independence: Seniors overwhelmingly want to keep their independence, maintaining control over their lives and staying active in the community they’re familiar with.
- Minimising change: Seniors who stay at home with ageing in place benefit from reducing the amount of change in their lives. They are able to maintain their usual routines rather than making big adjustments in their daily life that can be stressful.
- Lower health care bills: With helpful ageing in place remodelling, seniors can enjoy lower health care bills. In a New Zealand study, seniors had a 33 percent reduction in spending to treat fall injuries after their homes were renovated for ageing in place.
- Safety in a familiar environment: Seniors tend to be safer in an environment they’re familiar with. After navigating a home successfully for years, seniors have a level of instinctive safety as they remain in the home they are familiar with.