Housing in the future will incorporate many of the design elements that permit residents to age in place, such as single-floor living, no-step entry and wider doorways.
The future is not here yet, however. Nor will these new building standards come quickly enough to meet the demands of America’s demographics.
AARP, which is a major force in the movement to change our thinking about home construction and home accessibility, reports the following grim news: “When it comes to future needs our nation’s housing is severely deficient.
Those who provide caregiving services to others, whether it is after surgery, an illness or fall, or due to aging, occasionally need professional help along the way.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates about 815,000 people nationally are employed in the home health care field, covering numerous areas such as home health care services, individual and family services, continuing care retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities and more.
You may already have used Next Day Access,
We can’t stop time. Or can we? The right type and amount of physical activity can help stave off many age-related health problems.
Next Day Access is the place to turn for home accessibility solutions, excellent financing and dependable service.
But where do you go for advice on caregiving and the issues that come with it? Sure, Next Day Access can help with portable showers, stair lifts, ramps and grab bars, but those are features added to the home to ease physical limitations, facilitate bathing and handle transport issues. What about the actual day-to-day stresses, the difficulties both physical and emotional?
From installing a grab bar to using a transfer bench in a bathtub, you can make your home a safer place to be — especially as you get older.