Changing the Home in Small Ways for Senior Residents

A grab bar on wall above tub helps a person climb out.

Read Small Changes Enough to Keep Aging Seniors in Home, an April 21, 2011 article in the Kansas City Star.  Reporter Diane Stafford describes how small tweaks and novel ideas can help a seniors remain in a much-loved home. These adjustments range from grab bars and higher toilets in bathroom to throw rug removal in places that are highly traveled. The article also describes some of the services that are available to seniors now, as well as others that may soon be used in the future.

Some time ago a post in this blog, Making Our House Safer for Aging Parents and For Ourselvesdescribed how my family made some basic changes to our house.  At first we tweaked various spots in the house to accommodate our senior parents when they were visiting, but now we find we happily use them ourselves.

Home accommodation demonstration videos are available on YouTube. For instance, the Visiting Nurses Service of New York has posted a series of “How to Help” videos on its website and on a visiting nurses channel on YouTube.

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