Safe, Sound, and Solo: Baby Boomers Who are Aging into Disabilities Update Their Homes to Live on Their OwnBy Crozier, Brad; Exceptional Parent Magazine, Vol. 39, No. 7, p. 36
Publication Date: July 2009
Article offers home-modification tips for creating a safe indoor environment for “Baby Boomers” who wish to age in place in their homes. In light of a statistic cited that identifies people over 70 years of age as the largest group injured by falls in the home each year, modifications recommended for increasing safety include: (1) providing good lighting in hallways, (2) removing throw rugs, (3) never using stairs to house decorative objects, (4) ensuring that stairwells have handrails on both sides, (5) considering the purchase of a bedside commode if the bathroom is not located close to the bedroom, (6) installing grab bars surrounding the shower or tub area in the bathroom, (7) using a transfer bench for getting in and out of the bathtub, (8) installing non-slip strips to the bottom of the tub, and (9) placing a bathmat with a non-skid bottom near the tub or shower.
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