In Home Care in Shawnee
Home Upgrades for Senior Living
At Visiting Angels® Kansas City, it's always our priority to ensure seniors can live safely and comfortably in the home. It's one of the many benefits of our in home care services. For families in Shawnee, it's always worth considering how to improve the home with senior living in mind.
Let's take a look.
3 Ways To Improve Accessibility In The Home
When it comes to home upgrades, our in home care team in Shawnee suggests spending a day with your family member to see where they struggle. You want to make sure the home feels accessible and intuitive to them. Are they forgetting their keys? Do they have difficulty seeing in low-light conditions?
Here are a few potential ways to offset these issues:
- Remove clutter in the foyer. The entrance to the home can become a hotspot for clutter. First and foremost, you want to make sure there's enough room to maneuver easily in this section of the home. Can a wheelchair fit through this area safely? You'll want to keep shoes off the floor, using a simple shoe shelf. A wastebasket can help to dispose of paper litter. You'll also want to think about a surface where keys and other useful items can be easily left.
- Increase lighting in key areas. Many people opt for warm, cozy lighting which can create low visibility. Think about increasing the brightness and overall lighting in crucial areas of the home. The bathroom, hallways, and entranceways are areas which will enormously benefit from being better-lit. Consider nightlights and motion-sensitive, wireless lighting options. You always want your loved one to be able to see where they're going.
- Add supports for increased mobility. Grab bars, railings, and extra seats can help to ensure your loved one can always have a little extra support with day-to-day tasks. These additional supports can be very useful when getting out of bed, getting up or sitting down in the bathroom, or getting dressed in the morning. Ask your family member what's most comfortable for them.
About Our In Home Care in Shawnee
In home care services can truly help seniors live independently and with comfort in the home. Visiting Angels Kansas City customizes our care plans based on the needs of each client, for a thoughtful, safety-first approach in:
- Overland Park
- Prairie Village
- Kansas City
- And throughout the surrounding area
Schedule in home care from our team in Shawnee. To learn more, contact Visiting Angels Kansas City, and we can answer your questions.
Serving Kansas City, Johnson County, North Kansas City and Surrounding Communities
Visiting Angels KANSAS CITY8680 W 96th St #200
Overland Park, KS 66212