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Alabama Department of Senior Services

A RESOURCE FOR ALABAMA SENIORS WITH MEMORY LOSS AND THEIR CARE GIVERS

 

Staying at Home

Staying at home (Aging in Place) for as long as possible is the goal for many individuals and their family. Staying in a familiar place is comforting for many, and may decrease confusion.  Individuals with dementia may benefit from changes to their home that could help them stay at home longer.  Examples are:

 

• Change paint colors to make things easier to see

• Put safety bars in the bathroom

• Make things in the kitchen safe to avoid burns, cuts, and fires

• Move furniture and other things that could cause falls

 

Occupational therapists who make home evaluations and safety checks can help. Many professionals like architects, builders, and interior designers can also provide assistance. Use licensed or certified providers when possible.

  • What is limiting us from keeping our loved one at home?  Can these issues be addressed?
  • How will aging in place benefit me, my family, and my loved one?
  • What are the costs of modifying our environment?
  • Does modifying a home environment meet my needs and those of my loved one?

On-line Resources

Contacts

  • National Association of Home Builders: 1-800-368-5242
  • American Occupational Therapy Association: 1-800-SAY-AOTA

 

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Alabama Department of Senior Service

201 Monroe St Suite 350, Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: 1.800.AGE-LINE (243.5463)

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