Homeowners approaching retirement want to stay in their homes as they age. To prevent injuries, families, and seniors need to take home safety precautions. The steps can help seniors age in place longer.
Aging individuals deserve a functional kitchen they will adore. In the kitchen, your goal is to increase accessibility and prevent bending and crouching. Follow the tips below to make sure your home is as safe and convenient as possible.
- Switch to kitchen appliances with easy-to-read controls and simple to use push knobs.
- Convert a side swing or wall oven. This will allow for easy access to the oven and make sure seniors don’t need to lift heavy items over the hot door.
- Microwave drawers are a great addition to the aging in place home. they allow for easier access and increase your countertop real estate.
- Ensure there is easy access to items in the pantry.
- Change to an open shelving design for easier access to frequently used items.
- Convert to a glass cabinet door so your loved one can identify items without effort.
- Use Lazy Susan‘s and rollout trays to create increased accessibility.
- Install pressure balance valves two if I water at steady temperatures regardless of pressure fluctuations.
- Set the hot water heater temperature to 120°.
- Insulate and exposed hot water pipes.
- Convert to a single lever kitchen faucet and install pedal control faucets for easier to use.