In Home Care in Northeast Portland
Age In Place With These Home Upgrades
When our family members get older, new challenges can appear every day. If you're worried about your loved one's safety as they navigate around the home, you're not alone. But there are ways to alleviate their everyday challenges. In home care services, home upgrades, and other measures can help seniors in Northeast Portland age in place more comfortably.
At Visiting Angels® Gresham, we help seniors remain at home for as long as possible. We can offer recommendations on how to upgrade and improve accessibility features throughout the home. These measures don't have to be cost-intensive or renovation-heavy. Let's take a quick look.
3 Ways To Upgrade Home Safety For Your Loved One
With our in home care agency, we consult with seniors and their families in Northeast Portland to ensure safety is always a top priority. We can help you improve fall prevention measures throughout the home. Here are three ways you can upgrade the safety and accessibility of your loved one's home:
- Improve the flooring. Many homes are filled with cozy rugs and carpets. For older individuals, these can present a slipping risk. It's worth purchasing slip pads to place underneath these rugs and carpets, or using carpet tape. You may want to add low-pile, thinly padded carpeting to staircases, too, or add rubber treads for mobility.
- Increase overall lighting. In our living areas, we often opt for warm, moody lighting instead of bright lighting. These low-visibility areas can be particularly difficult for seniors, especially those with poor eyesight. Consider increasing the wattage of lights. Make sure hallways, entrance ways, and bathrooms are well-lit, too.
- Install grab bars. As our loved ones get older, getting up or sitting down can be newly precarious tasks. Making sure they have the support needed can help to reduce the risk of falling. Grab bars can be especially useful near the bed, bath, and toilet. If a stairway has one railing, it's worth adding a second railing just for safety.
Reliable, Comprehensive In Home Care in Northeast Portland
We know how important it is for seniors to stay at home. Our in home care services can help your family member live with dignity, independence, and comfort. Our caregivers offer reliable, comprehensive support designed to help seniors across the region thrive, including:
- Northeast Portland
- Happy Valley
- And throughout the surrounding area
Find in home care that's perfect for your loved one. If your loved one is based in Northeast Portland, call Visiting Angels Gresham for more info.
Serving Gresham, Northeast Portland, Happy Valley, Damascus, Clackamas, and Surrounding Areas
Visiting Angels GRESHAM, OREGON202 NE Kelly St.
Gresham, OR 97030