How to Stay Safe if Ageing in your Home
September 26, 2018 Accessibility, Home Improvement
Are you aware that 1 in four older Americans fall every year? And, that one-third of those suffers a hip fracture from which they never fully recover from?
It can seem frightening, but it many ways not as frightening as it feels to leave what you call home. Many are not willing to give up their independence of living on their own even for their safety.
Omaha Remodeling Associates is here to help. We are a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, meaning we are designated to help make your home more accessible as you get older.
A Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) has been trained in:
- The unique needs of the older adult population
- Aging-in-place home modifications
- Common remodeling projects
- Solutions to common barriers
CAPS professionals, like Omaha Remodeling Associates, can answer your questions about aging in place. They have been taught the strategies and techniques for designing and building aesthetically enriching, barrier-free living environments.
We want to help reduce the risk of fall in your home as you age. The reasons for falling are many; declining vision, slower reflexes, decreased coordination and muscle strength are all factors.
Trying to reduce the risk of fall? Here are some helpful tips:
- Add extra lighting where needed
- Add ramps to entry ways
- Don’t use rugs if you can avoid them
- Tuck cords away
- Safety-proof the bathroom
- Take your time when standing up
- Exercise, even if it’s just walking for 15 minutes a day
Omaha Remodeling Associates are proficient in home remodels, including bathroom remodels, remodeling for accessibility, and remodeling when aging in place. If you are curious to find out more about getting your home remodeled for aging in place, whether for you or a loved one, call us at (402) 510-3326. We also offer financing to make any home improvement project affordable. Contact us today.