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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.