How Can You Make Your Home Better When Elderly People Visit?

How Can You Make Your Home Better When Elderly People Visit?

The following contribution is from another author.

If you have got elderly people visiting, whether it is your parents, grandparents, or someone else, you will want to make sure that they feel as comfortable as possible. Providing a safe and comfortable environment is a necessity. When people get older, mobility is not as easy, and you will want to make sure that the person or people in question can get around your property without the risk of injuring themselves. With that in mind, continue reading to discover more about some of the different things you can do to make your home better for when you have anyone elderly visiting. 


  • Get rid of the clutter – There is only one place to begin, and this is by getting rid of clutter. We know that this can be difficult, especially if you have young children who like to put their toys everywhere. However, clutter is a hazard for someone who is older, as they could easily end up tripping over it, which is the last thing you want. Therefore, you can use this as a great opportunity to start de-cluttering your home. Make sure that everything has its own place and that there is nothing on the floor that could cause an accident.
  • Make your home more accessible – Aside from dealing with clutter, another step to take is to make your home more accessible. From aluminum ramps to grab rails in the shower, there are a number of different changes you can make. Installations like this make a lot of sense if the person in question visits regularly or they are going to be staying with you for an extended period of time. They do not cost a lot of money but they really can make a massive difference to that person’s life while making sure that safety is maintained at all times. 
  • Get rid of any rugs – Another suggestion is to consider removing the rugs that you have laid down in your home at the moment. While rugs add an element of beauty and warmth to the room in which they are placed, they can also end up becoming a trip hazard. Therefore, it makes sense to think about removing them while the person in question is visiting you. Alternatively, you may want to consider using some sort of solution that will secure the rug to the floor so that it is less of a hazard and unlikely to make someone slip.


So there you have it: some of the different things that you should consider when it comes to making sure that your property is accessible and easy-to-use for anyone who is elderly. We hope that this has helped you to get a better understanding of some of the various things you can do. If you implement the ideas that we have mentioned above, it will make your home a much more comfortable and welcoming place for the person in question while also reducing the chances of any sort of accident or injury happening. 


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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