Aging in Place: Home Modifications for Seniors
House Doctors helps make it possible for seniors to comfortably enjoy independent living in their own homes. Often homes with owners that are aging in place need modifications and repairs that will make it easier for daily living activities such as bathing, cooking, stair climbing and more to be done safely. Home repairs that help make living at home more accessible and enjoyable for aging homeowners include:
Grab bars are widely used in homes for those aging. They make it easier to stand up, sit down, and ensure you do not slip and fall around the house. They are mostly used in bathrooms where it can be slick and hard to navigate without assistance.
- Easy-Access Hardware
- Faucets and Controls
- Door Widening
This home modification ensures that those with wheelchairs or power chairs can get in and out of their doorways with ease.
- Sliding or Bi-Fold Doors
- Walk In Showers and Seats
- Ramps and Bridges
- Modified Walkways
- Push Button Locks
Push Button locks are helpful for many reasons, and the most common is that keys are easily lost. Push Button locks help keep you and your home safe without the struggle of remembering or losing your house key.
Having safe non-slip flooring is important. Most falls and slips happen because of the flooring used in the house. To find out why certain types of flooring is good and bad for your home, click here.
- Interior Lighting
- Height Adjustments for Appliances
- Carpentry and Home Repairs
- And Much More!
Trust that House Doctors, your reliable partner in home repair, can take care of all of the home modifications you need done in your to make your living space more suitable and safe for aging adults.
by Dennis Hatcher, Owner of House Doctors of Northern Richmond, VA