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It’s understandable that none of us wants to admit that we’re getting older. And nobody wants to face the fact that we might need “assistance” for activities of daily living. But the truth is that the assists available today could make life easier and safer for any of us.

For someone returning home after experiencing a stroke or a hip or knee replacement, these assistive devices can assure a successful recovery and the ability to remain in their own home independently for years to come.

A recent article in the New York Times (and shared through our NASMM WordPress) follows the story of one patient, John, whose life was changed by making the bathroom accessible with grab bars, a shower stool and a heightened toilet. These low cost improvements allowed him to be more confident and comfortable living in his own home. They extended the time he could remain independent and not rely on family or caregivers.

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Yes, some other home modifications can be expensive. Installing a chair lift can cost as much as $4,000, but moving to an independent or assisted living facility can cost that much per month.

According to the Assisted Living website, the most common home modifications for those who want to remain in the home include:

  • Widen Doorways
  • Install Ramps
  • Kitchen Modifications
  • Shower and Bathtub Modifications
  • Flooring Modifications

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Lighting, trip hazards, and storing items in places that are easier to reach are modifications that can easily improve home safety, often at low cost to the homeowner. At a higher level, technology can allow patients with chronic conditions to manage their health through electronic monitoring of vital signs and capturing  dangerous situations such as blood sugar changes or falls.

With the NASMM @home certification, Golden Bridges can come to your home to provide an assessment and connect you with the products and services needed to keep you safe at home.

Do you, or someone you know, need to explore your options? Check our website for more information about NASMM@home, or call us at 1-888-922-6368 to schedule your free consultation.

It’s your move. Golden Bridges can help!

Susan Scholz, Partner

Golden Bridges