Seven simple steps to senior bathroom safety

Dallas TX Real EstateOne in three seniors over the age of 65 will experience at least one fall annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

The bathroom is one of the most dangerous rooms in the home for the elderly. Slick floors, small spaces, sharp edges and few things to grasp make mobility difficult and increase chances for dangerous falls.

Unable to complete everyday tasks with the same mobility they once had, many senior homeowners are left with unsafe measures to prevent falling in the bathroom. These may include insufficiently secured towel racks that could fall when gripped for support, shower chairs that are not slip resistant and sliding shower doors that could move unexpectedly when entering and exiting the tub.  [Read more…]

How the right home updates help seniors age well at home

Lakewood Dallas Real Estate Whether you are a senior yourself, or have a loved one who is older, living independently in the home is a priority.

With the right precautions and a few necessary safety modifications, many seniors can continue to thrive in their own homes.

The room that poses the most danger to seniors is the bathroom. The potential for slips and falls is greater in this part of the home – 75 percent of fall injuries occur in the bathroom — making it a good place to focus your renovation energy. Have you considered updating these parts of the bathroom? [Read more…]

How to protect your landscaping during the snow season

Dallas Fort Worth Real Estate You work hard on your lawn and landscaping during the spring and summer.

Now it’s fall, and time to get ready for winter. You know the drill – move houseplants indoors, make sure your plants are well-watered before the ground freezes, clean up the beds and remove annuals, cut back perennials, put down mulch. [Read more…]