Modifications could mean seniors can stay home longer

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Staying at home for as long as possible is the goal of every senior. But that can mean some modifications seniors need to make at their current home.

Some of those include making doorways wider to accommodate wheel chairs, raised toilet seats and grab bars in the bathroom, and adding railings for steps. But it could also mean moving to a smaller, single floor house.

“Much easier than having stairs in the home, maybe that’s what they’ve had their entire life with family having multiple stories but as we age, a single level home is definitely something to consider and is strongly needed for many of our seniors to stay safe,” says Adam Bokker, Home Instead Senior Care Owner and Director.

For more information on the program and how to start a conversation on the topic with a parent or spouse, click here.

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