For many, the idea of not spending their old age in their own home is terrible. It is scary to associate your own daily routine with the rules of a retirement home. Often, however, a move home can be avoided by the right equipment or simple conversions. The range of ergonomic furniture and aids for seniors is large, so you can customize each living area individually to your needs and even without help with wheelchair.
Let's start with the bedroom: Orthopedic mattresses ensure a healthy sleep and raised or height-adjustable beds make getting up easy. The washbasin, which is also adjustable in height, cleans the teeth in the bathroom. With a floor-level entry and folding seat, the shower ensures comfort. But even those who prefer a bath in the tub must not give up thanks to lateral entry possibility. Handrails on the walls and a non-slip floor covering increase safety. Safety also plays a role in the wardrobe: A clothes lift eliminates the need to climb a ladder or enter tall cabinets. If you have difficulty bending over and standing up, a full pull-out helps to take advantage of the farthest, bottom-most corner. Let's get into the kitchen: Since standing for a long time can be difficult in old age and the kitchen wheelchair can also be used, lower or height-adjustable worktops and base cabinets with full extension in this area ensure unrestricted usability. In the living room you can finally make yourself comfortable in the ergonomic chair with stand-up function.
Of course, the options listed here are not free, but in most cases, only a few of the above acquisitions or conversions are required. In any case, it is worthwhile asking the various care insurance companies about the measures that will be taken over in whole or in part in order to prepare for a carefree retirement in their own home.