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In Home Care in Rye

In Home Care in Rye

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Home Upgrades For Aging In Place

If an older loved one wishes to remain at home, it's important to make sure they have the support needed. In home care services, home upgrades, and other steps can help seniors in Rye flourish on their own terms. At Visiting Angels┬« White Plains, we can make recommendations for aging in place safely.  

Small home improvements can make a big difference when it comes to preventing falls and increasing accessibility. These changes don't have to break the bank, either. Let's review. 

3 Areas To Consider Home Upgrades

It doesn't matter if your loved one is living in an apartment or a house in Rye. Making small upgrades can help them move around the home safely. Here are 3 areas to upgrade, as recommended by our in home care team: 

  • The entranceway. Navigating the exterior and entranceway of the home can become perilous for older individuals. Think about installing an overhang above the door, so it's well-protected from ice, snow, and rain. Make sure there's bright lighting inside and outside the front door. You'll want to clear the front foyer of shoes and other clutter. Think about adding a shoe shelf or a simple table for keys and other essentials. 
  • The bathroom. Bending, standing up, and maneuvering may be a strain for your loved one. Think about adding ease to their bathroom routine. Perhaps a shower seat will help them with everyday bathing. Toilet seat risers can be especially helpful for seniors. Think about swapping knob faucets with lever-style or sensor-activated faucet. Grasping knobs can be difficult for those with joint pain or dementia. 
  • The bedroom. Late at night and early in the mornings are two times of day when fall risks may be a particular concern. It's always worth reducing clutter in this area of the home. Make sure there are no wires in your loved one's paths. Secure shelves and television sets to wall studs, if possible. You may want to add a railing near the bed, so your loved one can climb out with minimal difficulty. A comfortable chair can aid them in getting dressed, too. 

Committed To Quality In Home Care For Rye Area Seniors 

If you need in home care services or support, Visiting Angels White Plains is here for your family. We offer comprehensive caregiver support to seniors in: 

  • Rye
  • Yonkers
  • White Plains
  • Tarrytown
  • Bronxville
  • Westchester County, NY
  • And throughout the surrounding area

Get quality in home care to help your loved one thrive. Families in Rye can contact Visiting Angels White Plains at (914) 696-4200 today. 

Serving Westchester County

Visiting Angels WHITE PLAINS, NY
4 W Red Oak Ln #112
White Plains, NY 10604
Phone: 914-696-4200
Fax: 914-696-4201