Home Designs For The Elderly and Seniors
People are working for their elderly loved ones every day. They take care for their family and provide the best comforts they deserve like providing comfort such as some types of ramps for example. When we were growing up, we may have been provided by our parents with a home and a loving family, so when they become old and become less physically capable, it is only right that we reciprocate the care they gave to us. Our elderly parents want nothing more than to retire to their own retirement home or live with their children to help raise their grandkids.
Physical and psychological tasks becomes less easy as someone grows older so giving convenient options as types of ramps may be helpful.
Becoming senile and old should not be something to be derided. Parents often give their children the best lives they can give for them, so when they become old, it is only right for them to be rewarded for raising a family. For both the elderly and yourself, designing a house can make life and doing daily activities easier. A rather large house with several floors is often difficult for elderly individuals to live in. Decreases in stamina, cardiovascular and neurologic abilities are inversely proportional to age which makes designing a more conducive home for the elderly more necessary. There are now home design companies that are able to design homes suitable for seniors and elderly. Often their designs are wonderful and at an affordable price.
You can choose to make permanent changes to your house or to make temporary ones that will retain the homes original structure when the functionality requirement for the elderly is no longer necessary. Amenities that you might want to include in your home can include having handle-bars on the walls, wheelchair/walker access, bathing and self-care accessories, and door widening. In particular, having bath designs may be important for elderly and senior individuals in order to prevent serious life threatening accidents, and having non-slip seats and flooring can ensure their safety. Wheelchair or elderly types of ramps may be another important feature that one may add to the home. A number of types of ramps may be available such as permanent ramps. Portable ramps, semi-permanent ramps, track ramps and others. Semi-permanent ramps are often used for the short term. Portable ramps are often skid resistance are used for travel as they are often made from durable, lightweight materials which are easy to transport. Permanent ramps are often cemented in place on new buildings and are used for long term solutions. In the US, the ADA recommends a 3:12 slope for ramps, which means a foot of ramp is needed for every vertical rise of three inches. These types of ramps provide the senior citizen more freedom to maneuver through the home.