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Home Accessibility and Safety for Seniors

Published: 2009-01-03 - Updated: 2019-07-01
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Additional References: Library of Home Accessibility Publications

Synopsis: A number of accessibility and home safety tips for seniors and disabled to make a home safe and accessible. Toilets that are a few inches taller are now becoming the standard in newer homes. It is important that seniors make the home environment as safe and as functional as possible.


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As we age, getting around in the home we have lived in for many years, can become much more difficult! It can seem like a hassle having to go up the stairs just to use the bathroom, or having to carry laundry up and down basement steps. Sometimes our home no longer seems as 'user-friendly' or as 'safe', when we are a little bit older and move a little bit slower.

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When seniors have to cope with health-related issues and safety concerns; some may chose to move into a place that is more accessible, but others will remain in the same home, even when it is not always in their best interest.

It is important that seniors make the home environment as safe and as functional as possible. If unsure of the home situation, an Occupational Therapist can be consulted. They can make recommendations on home accessibility and safety and provide useful information for the client and the family. Also, a local DME (durable medical equipment) company, can be a resource for many of the products recommended.

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