Home for the Elderly: 4 Interior Design Considerations

No matter how much we try to fight it, the ageing process is natural and inevitable. Rather than trying to avoid it, it is best to prepare your home to make things easier for you as you enter your golden years.

Here are the 4 essential interior design tips on adapting your home as you get older to ensure you can live as independently as possible.

1.  Install handrails

Slips and falls can actually be very dangerous when mobility is limited. To prevent any slips or falls, you might want to consider installing handrails at the entrance of your home, as well as in the bathroom, bedroom and living room.

Handrails are a subtle, easy-to-install home adaption that could end up saving your life.

2.  Use motion-sensor lights

As you get older, your eyesight may begin to deteriorate. If you’re struggling to see objects that are in front of you, this could put you at risk of bumping into things in your home.

To combat this, simply make sure that your home is well-lit with motion-sensor lights that automatically turn on when you enter a room or get out of bed. This will help you to see where you are going and reduce the risk of slips and falls.

3.  Choose the right toilet

Going to the toilet is a necessary process that we often take for granted when we are younger. Although it is a somewhat essential part of everyday life, we don’t tend to think how fortunate it is to move unassisted. As you get older, you might find that the standard toilet is too low and causes your joints to ache.

Instead of opting for a standard toilet which is 14 inches tall, opt for solutions designed to provide comfort like those with 17 to 19 inches of height.

4.  Install a stairlift

Rather than having to move your whole bedroom downstairs, a stairlift is a great solution if you want to continue living in a home with more than one floor.

While an extra bannister rail may be helpful for some, a stairlift can help you get up and down your stairs much easier.

At Alfix, we offer a range of new and used stairlifts including Curved Stairlifts and Straight Stairlifts so you can find one that perfectly fits your home.

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If you are looking for an expert stairlift company in Aylesbury, then look no further than Alfix.

We offer stairlift rental in Bromsgrove and beyond.

For additional information on the range of services we offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our friendly team here today at mail@alfixstairlifts.com. We are always on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have.