18 “Life Hacks” to Help you Age in Place
Many older individuals are choosing to age in place, rather than in a nursing home. Many require obvious home modifications such as stairlifts, ramps, and grab bars, that enable individuals to safely remain in their homes. However, these products do not address the smaller day-to-day tasks that can also prove a challenge. Read on for our list of 18 cheap DIY “Life Hacks” that can help you or a loved one live comfortably and independently.
1. Secure (or or simply remove) throw rugs – these are a common tripping hazard. Consider wall-to-wall carpet instead, or secure throw rugs with double sided sticky tape if you absolutely cannot part with them
2. Install nightlights that automatically illuminate when it is dark along walkways and on stair cases – you can buy some for just over $1 each here