After working hard for forty years, we all deserve our retirement years, a golden period when we are free to enjoy the finer things in life. You probably have a couple of children, who are now grown up and actively pursuing their goals, if you are concerned about losing your independence, here are a few tips.
- Mobility – If you install a mobility stairlift in Kettering, you can safely access the upper floor and your children will have peace of mind, knowing that you don’t have to negotiate the stairs. Choose between a new or reconditioned unit, which you can either rent or purchase; the stairlift is tailored to your staircase, with a streamline design.
- Senior personal alarm – This is a wonderful device that enables contact with emergency services; you wear a pendant with a big alarm button, which when pressed, connects with a caregiver in real time. There is a small monthly subscription for the service and with a main transmitter located in the home, the wearer of the pendant has a connection from any location inside the house or in the garden.
- Assisted living – You might not require daily help, but shopping and housework chores are challenging; contact an approved caregiver and set up a schedule for someone to shop for you and do the housework.
- Stay active – The older we are, the more active we should be; a daily workout should be part of your routine, while cycling and walking are enjoyable.
There are a few ways you can make your home a safer place and when the time comes when you do need help, you should graciously accept.