How to improve a home for seniors

If your parents are getting a little bit older, chances are they can't do all of the things they used to be able to do. This can often include taking care of stuff around the house, whether that means making the bed or doing a full clean up from top to bottom. Just because your parents are aging doesn't necessarily mean that they want to leave their beloved home to move into a retirement community. Luckily, if this is the case, there are plenty of upgrades you can make to your home to make it more senior-friendly.

Here are a few of the options you have:

  • Motorized blinds: One of the best upgrades you can make to your parents' house is have their current custom window treatments replaced with the kind they can control by a remote. This will allow your mom or dad to control the blinds with the touch of a button, instead of having to contend with any cords or strings.
  • Stair lift: If your parents are having trouble making it up and down the stairs, removing this task entirely will make their days much easier. All you need to do is have a stair lift installed, so they will be able to transport themselves easily back and forth from the first and second stories.
  • Wider doors: For those seniors who can only move around with the assistance of a wheelchair or walker, they might find that the doors are not wide enough to accommodate them. If this is the case, you might want to consider having the doors altered so all of the equipment can fit.

If you are in the market for new custom window coverings for your parents, be sure to schedule an at-home appointment with Ruffell & Brown today!