In Home Care in Ashland
Home Upgrades For Aging In Place
At Visiting Angels® Medford, we help seniors age at home on their own terms. Our in home care services offer enormous support to families in Ashland, whether your loved one needs occasional help with errands or they require daily support. We make sure clients can thrive in the comfort of their own home.
Making upgrades throughout the home can help your loved one stay independent for longer. We know how important it is to be able to move around the home safely and conveniently. Let's take a look at how to accomplish this.
How To Put Safety First With These Home Upgrades
How do you know what changes to make in the home? For seniors in Ashland, our in home care specialists can always offer recommendations based on an initial consultation or ongoing care services. You can also walk through the house with your family member and observe where they're struggling or where they're likely to struggle in the future.
Making changes doesn't have to be a cost-intensive or renovation-intensive process. Here are a few simple upgrades to think about right away:
- Upgrade doorknobs, faucets, and cupboard handles. Knob-style handles can put strain on seniors with arthritis or general joint difficulty. As family members get older, it's worthwhile to replace any doorknobs and faucets with lever-style handles. For cupboards, D-shaped drawer pulls are much easier to grasp, too.
- Remove wires, slippery mats, and loose carpeting. Uneven areas of the floor can always be a tripping hazard, and that's especially true for seniors. Take any and all wires off the floor. Slippery mats can be replaced with non-slip mats or removed altogether. Loose carpeting should be secured in place with carpet tape or other adhesives.
- Think about installing "smart" technology. Smart technology, motion-activated tech, and other features can make it so much easier for seniors to move through the house without a worry. Think about incorporating motion-sensitive lighting. Smart tech for speakers, phones, lighting, and thermostats can be a big help, too.
Helping Seniors Thrive With In Home Care in Ashland
With Visiting Angels Medford, you can schedule in home care as often as needed. It's convenient, too. Our Family Room® is a secure, online portal that keeps you abreast of your family member's care services, schedules, and billing at all times. We're proud to help seniors thrive in:
- Central Point
- Eagle Point
- Grants Pass
- And throughout the surrounding area
If you need in home care services that prioritize safety, contact Visiting Angels Medford today. Families in Ashland can schedule a free, no obligation consultation to start.
Serving Medford, Ashland, Grants Pass and Surrounding Areas
Visiting Angels MEDFORD, OR990 N Phoenix Rd #105
Medford, OR 97504