Is your house elder friendly? An occupational therapist and Certified Aging in Place Specialist explains how improving the safety, accessibility and functionality of your residence now can safeguard your future at home.
Alzheimer's disease can erase memories of once-familiar surroundings, and as a result, Alzheimer's patients often wander away from home. It is not possible to completely prevent wandering but caregivers can minimize the risk.
It is important to make a home safe if you have an elder with with Alzheimer's disease is living in their own home, or in yours. People in the early stages of Alzheimer's are often capable of living on their own if they make certain safety alterations to it.
Now is a good time to find builders to help make your senior parents house safe and easily accessible with modifications. The key is to know what questions to ask building contractors to make sure you get the best quality at the best price.