Aging in Place in Your Lansing, MI, Home

Even the healthiest body will succumb to the wear that a long life well lived will bring, and this wear can require that daily activities require more care than before. Of course, you could get this kind of care if you moved into an assisted-living facility, which could make all manners of daily activities safer:
  • Bathing
  • Moving about your living area
  • Getting up and down the stairs
However, you don’t have to move into an assisted-living facility in order to enjoy these safety features. After all, with aging in place installations, you can continue living as safely as possible in your Lansing area home thanks to a number of great installations. Call your remodeling contractor if you want to have any of the following installed:

Stairlift Systems

If your home is more than one story tall, then you may find it hard to get to all parts of your home if late-age mobility issues begin to affect your ability to go up and down stairs. Without assistance, this issue could require that you essentially lose access to certain parts of your home at a certain point in your life.

Fortunately, you do have assistance when it comes to going up and down stairs after chronic mobility problems have set in. This assistance comes in the form of a stairlift system, which will allow you to safely and conveniently go up and down the stairs with just the push of a button.

Grab Bars in the Bathroom

You don’t exactly NEED to go up and down your stairs to live a full and healthy life, of course. However, there is one thing you can’t avoid in order to live such a life, and that thing is bathing. Unfortunately, even this activity can be rendered a threat to your safety as age and mobility issues begin to afflict you.

That’s another way in which living in place installations can improve the quality of your life and keep you as safe as possible. With grab bars installed in your bathroom, you can safely move about your bathroom and lift yourself up and down as needed in order to handle all of your hygienic needs.

Step-In Shower/Bath Unit

While we’re on the subject of maintaining your safety in the bathroom, we can’t overlook the greatest threat to your safety in there: the shower. With its sleek design and presence of water, your shower poses a high threat of causing you to slip and fall — which can be a serious threat to your well-being after a certain point in life.

Of course, you can’t simply avoid your shower for the rest of your life. Doing so would only lead to its own set of problems, wouldn’t it? To avoid those problems and the safety issues that your shower can present, simply get a step-in shower/bath unit installed in your Lansing home’s bathroom to reduce the likelihood of dangerous falls.

Zero-Step Entrances and Doorways

Your shower is not the only place that poses serious problems if you were to fall. Falling ANYWHERE could spell disaster if you’re prone to broken bones and that sort of thing. So, you need to ensure that your home is equipped, from top to bottom, to reduce the likelihood of falls.

An important and commonplace area to prepare for this purpose is your doorways. Thresholds can pose an unexpected but very serious trip hazard, so you need to set them up to avoid that hazard. To do so, you need to call for zero-step entrances and doorways that will allow you to move about your Lansing home as safely as possible.