First There Was Child-Proof, Now There's Parent-Proof
A new company helps seniors age in place
Synergy Home Care is tapping into the "aging in
place" concept. So the company's Bettina
McGriggler says they're "parent proofing"
homes to make sure seniors aging in place
"To go over different things in the home
that may be potential for slippage or
falls in the home," she says of their
in home inspections.
"And that can be from lighting, walkways,
stairwells or even lighting that they are
using for their senior."
Many seniors are resistant to moving.
McGriggler says there are many reasons
why it's better to age in place.
"It's expensive to have the elderly in a nursing
home or assisted living."
The elderly often have good reasons
for wanting to stay in their home.
"It's a comfort thing as well. They have
been in their home for many years,
they have an emotional attachment
to it and for many their friends and neighbors
and support systems all surround their home,"