Many people would prefer to age comfortably at home rather than in a shared housing situation or a care facility. This may describe an aging parent in your life. Or, perhaps you are planning for your future, as you realize your home isn't as accessible as you will need it to be to live your best future life while remaining in your home. Whether for yourself or a loved one, let's look at some things to keep in mind as you consider ways to make a beloved home a safe and comfortable environment for aging in place.
Tips from Wilcox Electric
Aging in place
How accessible is your home? By accessible, we mean accessibility for someone living with physical challenges. So many things in life can bring on physical challenges that require better accessibility in the home.
How (you wonder) could electrical upgrades assist aging in place? You might be surprised. Eventually, everyone needs to think about how to best prepare for aging, whether for their parents or themselves. So, what can you do to make a home more age-friendly?
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We recently heard from a customer who had received a telephone call from someone claiming to be a Wilcox Electric employee - the caller ID even showed our phone number. But she knew something wasn't right when she was asked (by a foreign voice) to provide personal-financial information. Very wisely, the person on the receiving end of the call did just the right things...
With the year coming to a close, you may be working on your holiday shopping list. If you are looking for a practical gift for that hard-to-shop-for person, consider giving the gift of electrical service this year. Many homeowners, including those who may be aging in place, need to have repairs done around their homes. You can help someone you love with future maintenance and service. Here are a few ideas for giving electrical service as a Christmas gift.
Many senior adults prefer to stay in their own homes as they age. The “Aging in Place” movement reflects aging adults’ desire to avoid moving in with family or other assisted living options. If this sounds familiar, you may be wondering how you can help your aging parents remain in their home safely. Let's look at two things you can do to get started.
It's no secret that people are living longer today than in previous times. Average life spans reach the mid-80's and many people are living well into their 90s. A common wish of this aging population is to remain in their homes, or to "age in place." Smart technology is increasingly becoming a way to make this happen.