Staying Independent in Your Own Home for Longer

Once you reach a certain age, you may be considering your long-term options. There are lots of different choices for older people, but most decide they want to stay in their home for as long as possible. But as you get older and frailer, how do you cope with day-to-day life?

Use gadgets to avoid common accidents

Unfortunately, older people are more likely to have accidents around the home. But the good news is, many of them are preventable. There are a lot of gadgets you can add to your home, such as:

  • Handrails for the bathroom to prevent trips and falls
  • Floor lighting to prevent trips and falls at night
  • Non-slip mats in dangerous areas
  • Special cookware to help prevent burns and scalding in the kitchen

These gadgets are inexpensive but can help prevent nasty accidents at home.

Fit a stairlift

One area most older people struggle with, even if they’re relatively fit and well, is the stairs. If you want to stay in your two-storey property, consider contacting stairlift suppliers in Telford and getting a model that fits in your home. Stairlifts come in all shapes and sizes, so even if you have a narrow or spiral staircase, you should be able to find one that’s suitable.

Getting older is not something we like to think about, but it’s important to make plans for the future. If you plan to stay in your own home, you may need to make adaptions such as fitting a stairlift or other gadgets, so your home is safe and comfortable.