Seniors and other individuals with mobility impairments prefer to remain in the comfort of their own home for many reasons. Neighborhood familiarity and belongings, socializing with neighbors, and the ability to frequent local markets are just a few. However, one of the primary reasons that elderly and disabled persons leave the comfort of home is both the risk and fear of falling and becoming injured, with no one around to offer help.
Falls are a serious threat to individuals with mobility impairments, with more falls happening in the bathroom than anywhere else in the home. This is where having an accessible bathroom becomes necessary for individual safety while enjoying the independence and comforts of home. The only other safe alternative is an assisted living facility or nursing home.
In addition to comfort and independence, there are solid financial reasons to remain in your home for as long as possible. Typically, seniors already own their home, which are both an investment as well as a residence. With the continuing trend of real estate being on the rise, the net worth of the elderly who live in their own homes also continues to rise.
In stark contrast, Genworth Financial’s 2011 annual survey shows that a private one-bedroom in an assisted living facility cost an average of $3,550 per month. Similarly, the average cost of a private one-bedroom in a nursing home is $7,315 per month. These costs have been rising at a rate of 4.3% per year, which is double the rate of inflation.
Compared to the cost of $42,600 for just one year in an assisted living facility, Home Solutions USA provides fully installed walk in baths and barrier free showers for substantially less and it allows you to enjoy the comforts of home.
If you or your loved one have a desire to remain in the comforts of home, please use the links below to learn more about creating a suitable and safe accessible bath that features a walk in tub or barrier free shower.