A home is where you feel most comfortable, surrounded by the things and people that you love. It’s perfectly normal, therefore, as you age, not to care so much about the interior of your home if you are living alone. Home maintenance may be difficult for some, as they are not as strong as they used to be. However, it is very important that you keep your loved one safe in their home, to avoid unnecessary injury and expense. Below you will find 4 decluttering tips for your loved ones to make sure that they maintain a beautiful and safe home.
Freshen the Air
An easy way to change home temperatures to an optimal level is to buy a humidifier and place it in your bedroom. The humidifier helps lower breathing problems caused by allergies and asthma. Say hello to clear sinuses and reduce snoring as well. You could also consider getting your loved one a dehumidifier for places that do not thrive in the damp, such as attics and basements. Mildew may form, and this adds to the maintenance cost for the upkeep of the home.
Clear Walking Paths
It goes unsaid that it is dangerous for older people when they fall, as they might not be as strong as they used to be. If you don’t want this to happen to your loved ones, it is vital that the floors in your or their house are clear of hazardous objects that might trip them up. Repairs for cracked tiles or even wrinkled rugs should be addressed immediately. You should also consider installing anti-slip rugs in places that are more “high-risk” like bathrooms. Don’t wait for an accident to happen before you start thinking of ways to prevent them.
Check locks on doors and windows often to make sure that your loved one (if they are living alone) is safe from home invasions and the like. Tighten hinges and knobs, and make sure to oil hinges to maintain upkeep for them. A home security system might be a good idea as well if your loved one needs additional care. The added bonus of having a home security system is that not only are your loved ones safe from a break-in, but they have access to medical services if an accident befalls them.
Alarms in Homes
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are commonplace for the average American home, and luckily, they do not need that much maintenance. Just be sure to test them occasionally and switch out their batteries. A lot of homeowners know that these alarms are easy to maintain, but few remember to change out the batteries. These alarms tend to beep, though, alerting the person living there that it is working.
About TerraBella Lake Norman
At TerraBella Lake Norman, you never have to worry about home upkeep as our assisted living apartment homes are beautiful and always spick and span. To find out more about TerraBella Lake Norman, please do not hesitate to contact us here or schedule a tour with us to walk the grounds.