The tables have turned, and there’s a role reversal that you’re taking up now at home, with your parents either visiting you frequently or living with you. Here’s how you make certain that their stay is memorable and relaxed:
Keep your parents’ room and your general living area minimal and simple by getting rid of smaller or unnecessary furniture and decor items which can get in the way. This will help in ensuring that their movement around your house is smooth. Minimalism is also a trend sweeping overall home decor ideas currently and it can be done tastefully, too.
Provide ample lighting in the spaces that your parents frequent – like the bathroom, their rooms and near the stairs. Opt for flooring that doesn’t slip or isn’t jagged – or just to be safe, cover slippery surfaces with an area rug or mats. This will help in avoiding accidents and falls. Invest in a good reclining chair which is comfortable and can be used for reading or afternoon naps, like Float.
If your seniors are experiencing chronic pains, it’s best to get them a bed with memory or gel foam mattresses, which are neither too firm nor too soft, and do not sag excessively. Also, opt for a slightly higher bed to enable your parents to slip into and out of the bed easily, as opposed to lower beds which almost touch the floor. Our Coral Queen bed comes with an upholstered backrest and a headboard with storage where your parents can keep their books, spectacles and other items within reach.
The dining table is a great spot to catch up with your family and have a good meal together. Select tables with a larger table top and more seating options, like a six-seater.
Elderly parents are almost as similar as your toddlers and ensuring safety with your furniture is as important now, as it was when your toddlers were growing up. Eliminate all sharp cornered tables, glass which can break easily, and install handrails near your stairs on both sides to help them climb up the stairs easily. It’s almost the same as baby-proofing your apartment to make sure nobody hurts themselves while moving around.
Keeping these small tips in mind can go a long way in making your home a lovely, safe and comfortable living space for your parents because they deserve all this and more.