Aging in Place

Since the Pandemic, there is an increasing number of people who desire to age in place-- that is-- live in the own home as they age into their twilight years. However, most seniors' homes are not safe and functional ready for the aging senior population.

There are two ways to help senior citizens age in place:

1. Make functional and safety changes to their home

2. Install technology that will make the senior residents lives easier and more functional.

Handyman Services

Offered by United We Age, North Carolina Affiliate

Here are some chores we (or could) perform to help seniors age in place:

  • Declutter rooms to create wide enough passageways for people who have assisted devices such as walkers or wheelchairs

  • Install handrails and shower seats

  • Provide weatherizing

  • Install carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors

  • Hardware changes on doors, windows, cabinets and walls, such as grab bars for easier resident use.

  • Change light bulbs

  • Safety upgrades to home entrance, bathrooms and kitchens

  • Ramps for better access

  • Other

Technology to Age in Place

 

United We Age's Stay in Touch program offers Amazon devices that help seniors Age in Place in their homes. Amazon Echo Show and Dot devices can be set up to control:

  • Home lighting

  • Door locks

  • Cameras

  • TVs

  • Appliances

  • Thermostat

  • Security camera

  • Other