Modifing Your Home to Better Serve You
As people age or experience health problems, they often identify obstacles in the design and arrangement of their homes that interfere with their independence. There are many changes and modifications that can make your home safer and more convenient for people of all ages with or without health problems. For greater ease and safety, simple changes such as increasing the bulb wattage in light fixtures and making storage items easier to reach by installing lower shelves and rearranging frequently used items can make a big difference in continued independence.
If you are considering modification to meet specific needs, contact an occupational therapist. The occupational therapist can discuss your home environment with you and meet with you in your home to see how you move, reach and work. Together, you can decide how your present set-up would be improved to meet your changing needs.