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Do It Before You Need It!
How old are you? Never mind! Doesn’t matter! Want to live in your home for a lifetime regardless of your age or ability? I DARE you to start making changes to your home today! Either watch this short video or keep reading down below!
Check out AARP’s HomeFit Guide by clicking here. It gives suggestions room by room to improve the safety of your home. The guide ranges in simple do-it-yourself tips to more complex ones that you may want to leave to a professional. My most favorite part of the HomeFit Guide is the recommendation for an occupational therapist to come to your house (That's me. Don't wait! Click here!).
Next take a look at The Lifetime Home by USC Leonard Davis. This website is for anyone, including professionals! Show it to Joe or Josephine, the handy person, for them to understand the work you want them to do. It tackles common problems in each room of the house and provides solutions in an easy to understand manner.
Lastly, give me a call. If you live in the KC Metro area, you have no excuse not to contact me. I am here to empower you! Allow me to come over (I am very courteous and tidy), do a quick evaluation, and give you tips to transform your home into a home for a lifetime.
That is a MUCH better option than moving into a facility.
I don’t care how nice the facility is. It’s still a facility. Let your home maintain your freedom, not dictate what you can and can’t do!
Make this a family affair by sharing this blog with your family members! I tell people, “Hey, I’m in my thirties and making changes in my home. Why aren’t you doing it?” Do it before you need it!