In today’s world, our population is aging and more people want to age in their own homes.
A recent AARP survey indicates over 90% of seniors desire to age in their own homes. As well, 4 out of every 5 people in that age bracket sincerely believe that they will always live in their current home. Plus, improved building standards over the last 20 years or so mean that many new homes (especially multifamily housing) are already built to accommodate residents as they age.
There is more, however, to aging in place than an elevator in your building and a walk-in shower. One area that is often overlooked is furniture.
Furniture accommodating people with limited mobility or physical capability is no longer just an acute care issue: it has a direct impact on home accommodations.
As people age, their ability to seat themselves at a table, for example, may become hindered. They may lack the ability to manage the actions themselves, and their caregivers may lack the strength to do it for them using existing, conventional furniture.
What we need are flexible and adaptable solutions that are easy to use and that prolong independence.
Luckily, ComforTek provides innovative products designed to mitigate injury risk among caregivers and to maintain dignity and independence among older adults. Whether they’re aging in place or staying in an assisted living facility.
Contact us today to see how we can help you provide care to your loved ones.