September 2, 2015 in Safety & Wellness
As you age, it will likely become harder and harder for you to complete everyday tasks, such as getting in and out of your house safely and with ease. Which is why New Visions has begun offering home modifications: to help keep you and your loved one safe and independent.
But what exactly are home modifications? Home modifications are changes made to one’s home in order to help adapt the living spaces to meet the needs of your physical limitations. They also help allow you to continue to live independently and safely.
Home modifications can range from something as simple as replacing cabinet door handles, to full-scale construction products, such as the addition of a wheelchair ramp to your front porch, bathroom remodels (showers, tubs, grab bars, etc) and even the widening of doorways! One of the most popular home modification projects includes the addition of ramps to one’s home.
Benefits of Using Ramps
- Easier access in and out of the home
- Decreases the risk of falls and accidents
- If you are in a wheelchair, ramps can allow you to get in and out of the house with ease
- Promotes independence
- Ability to stay in your house as long as you wish
- Increases safety
A recent AARP housing survey showed that “83% of older Americans want to stay in their current homes for the rest of their lives,” but unfortunately most homes are not designed to accommodate the needs of those over the age of 65. Simple, or even complex, home modification projects, such as the installation of a ramp, can help make your dream of staying in your home forever come true.