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Tips for Making the Aging Relative Safe -Â Make the Home More Comfortable and Safe
Many simple changes can be made to your home to make it a safer and more comfortable place for your loved one. Most of the products needed for these modifications can be purchased at your local hardwear store. Notable alterations include:
1.Â Install handrails on both sides of all steps inside and out
2.Â Secure all carpets and area rugs with double-sided tape
3.Â Install easy-to-grasp handles for all drawers and cabinet doors
4.Â Use brighter bulbs in all settings
5.Â Install nightlights anywhere night activity takes place
6.Â Add reflective, non-slip tape on all non-carpeted stairs
7.Â Install lever handles for all doors
8.Â Place a bench near entrances for setting materials and resting
9.Â Install closet lights along with adjustable rods and shelves
10.Â Install rocker light switches. The illuminated versions may be very helpful in certain areas.
These small investments could not only make life easier for those involved but could potentially save lives as well.