Aging In Place? Consider A Home Update For Safety And Comfort
More and more people are deciding to age in place rather than uproot their lives by moving to assisted living facilities or nursing homes. Fortunately, modern technologies make aging in place not only a comfortable choice but also provide modern-day conveniences to enhance the quality of life.
Things To Consider
There are many conveniences to consider when updating your home for aging in place capabilities. We provide home renovations for safety and comfort in the Spokane area so you can approach advanced age with as much ease as possible. Items such as grab bars, tempering valves to control water temperature, leak detection devices, and more should be considered when creating a safe, accessible home.
Grab bars are one of the most important items to install for accessible bathrooms. Whether you need extra help sitting or rising from the toilet, or could benefit from some extra stability while you bathe and shower, grab bars are a simple way to make every day tasks less challenging. We install sturdy grab bars in accordance with ADA compliance so you will have the peace of mind that support is in place whenever and wherever you need it most.
Tempering valves – also referred to as anti-scald valves – protect you from burns and sudden extreme changes in water temperature from your faucets. Scalds can be extremely dangerous for those in advanced ages as well as children, whose skin is more susceptible to burns. By installing tempering valves, you are in control of the top temperature your hot water faucets can reach to prevent injury. By mixing cool water with hot, tempering valves greatly reduce the risk of burns and make scalding virtually impossible. We can install tempering valves directly to your hot water system to control whole-home water temperature or to specific faucets by attaching the valves to the hot water line.
Water leaks can wreak havoc on a home – especially if they are not taken care of right away. For individuals with disabilities or hearing or visual impairments, detecting a leak isn’t always easy. We recommend installing leak detection devices in every aging in place residence to prevent major damage from occurring as a result of a leak. Certain smart leak devices can even alert caretakers and family members of leaks so service can be scheduled even sooner. Ask us about our leak detection capabilities for extra peace of mind in your home.
Why Choose Us
We pride ourselves on providing modern day conveniences to enhance quality of life. Whether you are in the beginning stages of planning or are in need of immediate aging in place amenities, Gold Seal Plumbing is here to help. We know that reaching advanced age and losing the ability to do certain daily tasks can be stressful and overwhelming, which is why we are here to alleviate the burden with services that provide the comfort and confidence you deserve.