With the increased prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease, and with the majority of those affected desiring to remain at home, modifications to ensure safety and comfort are essential.
The challenges that typically accompany the disease include progressive memory loss, difficulty with motor skills and expressive language, and assorted other health problems. Safety and mobility also become major concerns in the home as people progress through the stages of the disease. Universal Design that allows for increased access for all ages is becoming a popular option for new homes, but how can families alter their existing homes to accommodate a loved one with Alzheimer’s? This article outlines how one couple transformed the home they love into a safer, more accessible place after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
Highlights of adaptations include:
- An open, accessible space to foster familiarity while allowing caregivers plenty of room for access as Alzheimer’s progresses
- An enclosed deck
- An accessible bathroom, including a roll-in shower and fold-down bench
- A display of favorite items and collections
Live Free Home Health Care’s caregivers receive specialized Alzheimer’s training by our Certified Dementia Practitioner, ensuring the most knowledgeable, patient and compassionate care. To learn more about how we can enhance the quality of life for your loved one with Alzheimer’s in central New Hampshire, visit our Alzheimer’s care pages or call us at 603-217-0149.