Learning what aging in place ideas to use in your home is just one part of your aging in place plan. The ones that you choose should involve changes to your home that creates a more safe, usable & enjoyable spaces that are easier to live in.
We’ve compiled a list of aging in place ideas to help you get inspired for the changes you can make to your, or a loved one’s, home. These ideas range from home remodeling projects to more simpler things you can do yourself.
Our hope is that these aging in place ideas inspire you to take control of your own quality of life at home during your later years.
Kitchen remodeling is a main facet of an aging in place remodel. Our kitchens hosts family and friends, and the activities there are part of daily life. Remodeling in the kitchen scan help improve the safety and ease of use of the space.
Since we spend so much of our time in the bathroom, it is only logical that the aging in place ideas you implement should include this space. Of course, safety is the most important thing to keep in mind when considering a bathroom remodel.
Laundry chores can be a burden to everyone, but can be even more problematic for those who are older or have physical limitations. This is especially true in areas like laundry rooms that are often lacking in amenities. Most people, regardless of their abilities, prefer to do their laundry themselves.
People spend more time in their bedroom compared to other areas of the home, so it makes sense that it be the focus of some substantial effort on your part. These are some great aging in place ideas to make your room more usable (for everyone) and a safer environment for you as you grow older.
Bedroom Ideas >>
One aspect of aging in place that does not get enough consideration is a home’s exterior. As you age, maintaining the outside our homes can increasingly become a burden. Planning ahead can help reduce maintenance and upkeep.
These aging in place ideas are specific to your parking areas, where you should have easy access to your vehicle and an appropriate entrance, which can make the trek to and from the home easier.
Accessible and safe common areas improve the overall safety & usability of your home. Plan ahead for open and uncluttered areas.
Common Area Ideas >>
A person’s ability to get around their home and interact with their environment will ultimately determine their success at aging in place.
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