Smart, Functional Home Remodeling Solutions To Aid The Needs Of Seniors With Chronic Conditions
Amazingly, each design that you’ll soon read about here is suitable for every individual. Also, technology has introduced many new ideas that’d help older adults with future needs. You can apply any of the following thoughts to your home renovation to help with your current health situation. Here are some suggestions of how to help renovate your home, and how your loved ones can update their own homes as well, to help fit the needs of those with chronic conditions best:
Go Beyond ADA
ADA compliance is a needed step if you want to have public spaces. It’d make space more accessible and inclusive for all people, but especially the elderly. It would be best to follow ADA guidelines, including installing a ramp in the front entrance. People with Parkinson’s Disease typically use a walking aid as well, so having a spare walker at your home’s entryway can make visiting much easier. Also, for such people, the grade of the ramp needs to be less steep, otherwise, it would be dangerous for them.
Try New Equipment
One can improve the lives of older people with chronic conditions using technologies and by adding additional equipment to their homes. Certain houses are already built with narrow hallways and doorways, or the home furnishings might be showcasing compartmentalized space. Such things make it difficult to move for people with walkers or wheelchairs. Some homes need proper upgrading to the latest technologies and innovative ideas to therefore make them more accessible. It would be best to use the newest equipment and hire professionals to install new assistive equipment in that regard.
As it is said that nature is the healer of every condition, it is much needed to cure any chronic diseases. Indeed, biophilia is used these days that helps in connecting with nature and other primary life forms at home. It has even been witnessed that viewing natural landscapes provides health and psychological benefits for everyone. It genuinely reduces stress and calms the mind of a person. One can utilize the space of their homes for creating biophilic spaces providing an excellent therapy for the elderly with chronic conditions. This could be as simple as adding some easy-to-care-for plants (or even fake plants!) or using a floral wallpaper to breathe some natural life into a room.
We at Adkins Building and Construction specialize in helping clients with residential and commercial building projects. If you’re ready to add some renovations to your home to make living with chronic conditions a little easier, we’re here to help. Visit our website or call at (941) 896-3012 to learn more.