Is your garage space senior-friendly
September 13, 2021
As we become older, our needs evolve and our physical bodies deteriorate and are not as strong and reliable as they were before. And thus, the ergonomics of the house may not be suitable for the aging members of the household. Imagine the flooring of the house with granite or smooth tiles, which are deemed too slippery for walking, or even carpeted floors, which can be a cause of tripping or falling. Or the bedrooms are located upstairs, which can be tiresome for the grandparents in the house to climb to. Or the senior members are already on wheelchairs, which is really impossible for them to reach parts of the house that do not have ramps or plain floors to navigate easily. It is about time to have a closer inspection of the house once again. While many of the families opt to pay for housing facilities to have the grandparents professionally taken care of, many would still want to live with them for a very long time, especially now that the global pandemic has affected everyone’s lifestyle. So, spending every day with them would mean the world to them. And this has been echoed in the signing of the proclamation of National Grandparents Day on September 12 by US President Joe Biden. The proclamation was signed on September 10 of this year. And what a better way to show our love and appreciation to them by making sure that the house is structured for them to be safe.