There are many benefits that come with age, including wisdom, compassion, and the freedom to spend time with family and friends.
But the reality is that seniors are also more vulnerable to suffering serious injuries from falls and slips. What’s more, there are numerous threats that most of us wouldn’t even notice.
And that’s exactly why a senior home safety inspection can be so helpful – especially for seniors living alone.
What is a Senior Home Safety Inspection?
A senior home safety inspection checks a home for things that would be dangerous for anyone, as well as for risks that threaten seniors specifically. Items that are checked include:
• Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
• Furnace and chimney dangers
• Radon gas
• Moisture intrusion and mold
• Improperly stored paint and chemicals
• Tripping hazards
• Unsafe stairs and railings
• Unsafe bathrooms
• Electrical and fire issues
• Plumbing leaks
The reality is that living in place is a lot easier—not to mention a lot safer—if the place has been checked and is in good condition. It offers peace of mind and ensures safety for years to come.
Self Storage for Seniors
By the time we reach our golden years, we’ve accumulated a lifetime of memories—and also a house full of heirlooms, memories, and other treasures. That’s a good thing, of course, but it can also put a squeeze on your living conditions.
Luckily, there is an easy fix. At StorageMart, you can rent a unit as small as 25 square feet or so—or up to the size of a garage. We offer affordable self storage units that can be rented on a month-by-month basis and are always clean and well lit. Need more info? Check out our storage unit guide or rent a unit online today.