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Aging in place checklist

Aging in place checklist

Consider this checklist when deciding to remain in your Ohio home as you age. When your health and mobility are declining, you need a comprehensive care plan and a home safety evaluation. Don't let a bad fall in your home change your life, call us for a free consultation.

  • Develop a health care plan with your family and a licensed caregiver.

  • Build a calendar for appointments, medications and social events.

  • Create a book of support with important phone numbers for caregivers, doctors, transportation, maid service, handymen, money manager, landscaper and snow removal.

  • Consider an emergency medical alert device in case of a debilitating fall.

  • De-clutter, organize and remove throw rugs to avoid falls.

  • Bathroom safety - grab bars, shower seat, handheld shower head, elevated toilet seat with handles and slip resistant floor treatments.

  • Design one floor living or install a stair lift if necessary.

  • Highlight uneven floors.

  • Pull out shelves in kitchen.

  • Replace door knobs with levers that are easier to open.

  • Chairs with arms.

  • Nightlights to illuminate walkways from bedroom to bathroom.

  • Brighter light bulbs and panel style light switches that are easier to use and illuminated to find in the dark.

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