Embrace Your Inner Interior Designer: Design Tips for Senior Living
Our homes are a reflection of who we are, what we love, and
what we value. In fact, the design choices we make and the belongings we choose
to display greatly contribute to our overall comfort, health, and happiness.
Whether you’re considering moving to Heritage Place in Salt Lake City,
UT, or you want to help your parent make some quick and effective adjustments
to their home, we have some great interior
design tips to share with you.
Color can quickly change the mood of a room, so use paint,
curtains, and textiles to brighten your space and set the tone you want. All of
the rooms at Heritage Place start off as a blank slate for our residents,
allowing them to design and decorate with whatever color scheme
and theme they want! Additionally, residents provide their own furniture, so
they are able to customize their apartments to suit their tastes and needs,
further making their new space feel like home.
Let Light In
Natural light is an easy (and affordable) way to both
brighten your mood and your home. We have 8 styles of senior
living apartments available, and all have large windows that allow you
to let in the sunlight and fresh air. Many of the rooms at Heritage Place also
have patios with doors that let in additional natural light and outdoor breezes
from our gorgeous locale. Lamps are an easy and stylish addition to housing for
seniors that can provide lighting in the evening. Task lighting or lamps with
colored bulbs can benefit individuals with vision difficulties. We encourage
all residents to install nightlights in their homes to prevent tripping when
moving around at night.
Safety is a primary concern for us at Heritage Place, and
for our residents and their families. All bathrooms in our assisted
living apartments come with grab bars pre-installed near the toilet to
help with balance. We recommend that residents purchase shower bench chairs for
safe and comfortable bathing. Handheld showerheads are wonderful, and can be
especially useful for individuals who use bench chairs in the tub.
Additionally, these showerheads often have special safety features like
temperature and water flow controls, as well as multiple spray patterns that
can offer users a massaging stream of water to ease stressed and tired muscles.
These items can easily be found at local home improvement stores and
pharmacies, and can make you or your family member feel more secure performing
Make Floors Friendly
Wood floors can be slippery for seniors and area rugs can
create opportunities for tripping. Thus, all of our apartments come with carpet
for enhanced safety, traction, and comfort for tired feet. Residents who use
walkers love our low-pile carpeting, because their walkers (or canes) don’t
living communities that allow residents to paint, bring in their own
furniture, and stretch the boundaries of design, are doing far more than just
allowing seniors to embrace their inner interior designer: they’re allowing
residents to make these apartments their homes, and become fully involved in
the residential community. This is an important part of the process, and one we
at Heritage Place value and respect.
If you’re interested in learning more about senior living in
Utah at Heritage Place, or would like to schedule a tour, please contact us today
to discuss the best solutions for you and your loved one.
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