As we welcome the new year, it's the perfect time to reevaluate our living spaces and make them not only beautiful but also accessible and conducive to overall well-being. Whether you're proactively enhancing your home for yourself or a loved one, incorporating elements of accessibility is a step toward creating a space that promotes health and independence. In this guide, we'll explore tips for cultivating a healthy and accessible home.  

Tip #1: Add a Lift Chair to Your Home 

Consider placing a lift chair in common areas to facilitate smooth transitions from sitting to standing. Lift chairs can provide a range of benefits including increased mobility, accessibility, and overall independence. Our range of lift chairs combines functionality and style, providing ergonomic support while seamlessly blending with your home decor. Check out our lift chair options on our online catalog.  

Tip #2: De-clutter and Organize 

Ensure smooth movement by keeping pathways free of obstacles. Eliminating clutter in your home not only enhances safety by minimizing trip hazards but also promotes accessibility and organization, making it easier to locate items. 

Tip #3: Use a Stair Lift to Make Every Level Accessible 

Install a stair lift to ensure easy and safe access to different levels of your home. Explore our Stair Lift options, designed for both straight and curved staircases, offering a reliable solution for maintaining independence at home. Check out our stair lift options on our online catalog.  

Tip #4: Install Adequate Lighting  

Ensure proper lighting in every room, especially in high-traffic areas and stairwells. This helps enhance visibility and safety.  

Tip #5: Utilize Bathroom Safety Products  

Upgrade your bathroom with bathroom safety products to create a secure environment. Bathroom safety products can increase the safety and comfort in your bathroom. Here are a few of the products we offer at ThedaCare At Home that can help enhance your safety:  

  • Install grab bars strategically around the bathroom for added stability. 
  • Consider toilet seat risers for easier and safer transfers. 
  • Invest in a shower chair for comfortable and secure bathing. 
  • Place bathmats to prevent slips and falls. 
  • Install a handheld shower head for greater flexibility. 
  • Include a transfer bench for added support in the shower or bathtub. 

Tip #6: Install Non-Slip Flooring 

Consider installing non-slip flooring, especially in areas prone to moisture. This can help create a safer environment and reduce the risk of falls and injuries.  

A healthy and accessible home is a gift that keeps on giving, promoting well-being and independence. With thoughtful consideration and the right products, you can embark on the new year with a home that not only looks good but also supports your lifestyle. Here's to a fresh start and a home that empowers you to live your best life. Explore our online catalog to find the right products that can help you create a healthy and accessible home in 2024.