Wondering why and how you should make your landed property elderly-friendly? Do you know that the elderly have special needs when it comes to daily life?
Joint families are the norm in our country. Your ageing parents may be staying with you in future, so that is why you should make your landed property elderly-friendly to help them move around your home easily.
If you are not aware of what special needs to take note of, here are some tips for you to make your landed property elderly-friendly.
A bathroom can be a high-risk zone for senior citizens.
Therefore, make your bathroom elderly-friendly to minimise any possibility of accidents occurring in the bathroom! Consider installing anti-slip flooring to make the bathroom safer to use.
You can also install a shower head that can be adjusted to different heights to make it easier for the elderly to reach and use.
Adding emergency aids are also useful. Go for a call bell with a waterproof push-button or pull-chord. Such items should be in a bright colour that contrasts with the rest of the bathroom for high visibility and easy detection.
For extra safety, you can install grab bars to ease movement around the bathroom, as well as bathroom benches for resting.