As a caregiver you will, or already have been, discussing whether your aging loved one will age in place or move in with you. The topic itself is difficult and turning it into action can be overwhelming, complicated, and stressful. Where do you even start? This is where the Caring Village Home Preparedness Checklist can help make it easier.
Caring Village’s Home Preparedness Checklist
The Caring Village Home Preparedness Checklist can help you prepare for this phase of your life by:
Showing you how to update all bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens to ensure they are safe for aging loved ones.
In a previous post we discussed how to prepare your house for elderly loved ones to move in by focusing on safety, mobility, and creating a smooth transition. To do all of this, you need to consider how these common rooms are safe for your loved one. Have you considered installing grab bars in the bathroom? Adding lights throughout the house? Installing a wheelchair ramp? Our checklist helps to lay out all that you need to consider.
Teaching you how to renovate bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens so that they accommodate those with limited mobility and/or are ADA compliant.
If your aging loved one currently has or is expected to have limited mobility, then you will have to accommodate their needs. There is a lot to consider when renovating any of your rooms for mobility restrictions. Have you considered the height of your cabinets? How heavy are your drawers and appliances? Should your loved one have bed rails? If you don’t know how to answer these questions that is OK. Our checklist is meant to guide and help you through this process. It will ask the questions you did not consider.
Providing you with both indoor and outdoor General Home Maintenance Reminders
After you make the necessary changes to your or your loved one’s home, there is still much to be done. You also need to routinely make changes and conduct seasonal maintenance to ensure your house is ready for the summer and winter.
How to Get the Home Preparedness Checklist
Download our checklist by clicking the image below. Remember that this checklist will take time to complete. In addition, don’t forget to consider:
- The time it will take to purchase additional items (i.e. bed rails)
- Additional tools and supplies you may need to install or maintain certain items
- Contractors or technicians you may need to hire
Use our checklist to make getting a home ready for an aging loved one an easy and efficient process.