This week the West Australian ran an informative lift out on all topics ageing, home care, facility care, remaining at home and preparing yourself financially for the inevitable process of ageing.
A major feature of the article was home modifications, aids, equipment and technology than can be installed and utilised in homes to assist people wanting to remain in their home for as long as possible (see link to this section of the article below).
With many Australian homes built 30, 40, 50 or more years ago entrance thresholds, sunken lounges, shower hobs, showers over baths and patios/verandahs with steps are common features of many family homes. These sorts of features are the ones we find very quickly becoming barriers to ageing peoples safety, mobility and ability to function within their home.
As Occupational Therapists we can assess you (or your loved ones) at home to provide advice on what modifications, equipment or technology could be installed to make life easier, and safer. Further this assessment, we can then help you organise getting it installed, built or modified.
If major renovations, modifications or building a home fit for the future is what you’re after, our sister company Optimal Access (www.optimalaccess.com.au) can provide you with all the access advice you could need to build or renovate a home with your future in mind.