As we grow older, various aches and pains begin to set in. From your back going out with little provocation or having a harder time maintaining a grip. There are ways to combat these issues be if for your home or the home of your elderly parents.
Creating an Elder Friendly Home
Ease the Burden on Hand and Back
Normally, you would never think twice about turning a doorknob handle or bending down to open your garage door. As you grow older, these once mundane actions have become a chore.
Individuals who suffer from arthritis find it especially painful to grip round door handles on a daily basis. Replace standard round door knobs for levered ones. Levered handles eliminate the need to put pressure on the hands to open the door.
Eliminate pressure placed on the back by installing an automatic garage door opener. People with bad backs run the risk of throwing them out or causing another injury when they have to bend to open and close the door. Install an automatic opener to eliminate this task plus it makes overall living easier.
Eliminate Slips and Fall Accidents
Even at a young age, a slip and fall can cause serious injury. Since bones become brittle as you age, a fall can be very serious since your bones have a higher chance of breaking.
Slippery surfaces in your home are the main cause of slip and fall accidents. Hardwood flooring or flooring that are very smooth can cause inhabitants to slip and fall. Lay down carpeting or an anti-slip coating on your flooring.
Restrooms are also a cause for concern since water and walking do not mix. Again, you can coat your floors in anti-slip coating or place stickers in your tub or shower that offer extra grip. Grab bars are also perfect for getting in and out of your tub without incident.
Garage and Gate Opener in Henderson, NV
At Western Door and Gate, we make it our mission to provide our clients with automatic garage door systems that make their lives easier.
Whether the garage opener is for you or your retired parents, contact us today to install your garage opener. We can be reached at 702.839.3600. Along with our residential services, we offer commercial services as well.