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Aging in place

Aging in place

How to Make Aging More Comfortable

Most people like to consider aging in place when they get older, and that is made possible when the necessary accommodations are made. If you are wondering how to make your loved one’s home more comfortable as they age, there are several things Trustway can help you with.

You may consider building a home according to the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) guidelines when aging in place is a consideration. ADA has certain guidelines that will allow for a more comfortable home to be lived in for aging in place. They may also allow for certain installations that you would have never thought of on your own, such as controls for air conditioning and heating at the right height. Trustway understands that in order for aging in place to happen, every proper installation needs to be checked for a home to meet ADA regulations, and they will make sure everything is stable and secure for your loved one.

There are many considerations you should think of when your loved one is considering aging in place. They may love the independence they have of living on their own, but they can enjoy it more fully when safety precautions are taken. They will likely need to have a shower that is specifically designed to aging in place, as well as certain heights of sinks and toilets. Hand rails should also be installed within the showers and around the toilets for help. Aging in place can also occur more easily when the width of hallways are extended for wheelchair access. The kitchen should also allow for wheelchair access underneath the sink. Side-by-side refrigerators are also recommended for easier access of food. Washers and dryers also need to be front-loading in order for aging in place to be more comfortable.

Your loved one can live much more comfortably when they decide on aging in place if you have Trustway build an ADA regulated home. They can move around with ease and have a better quality of life because of the care you have taken to make it happen.