Arthritis Awareness Month: Aging-in-place solutions for those with arthritis

    Arthritis is a term that is used to describe over 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions including, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The CDC estimates that 50 million U.S. adults report having doctor-diagnosed arthritis – that’s about 1 in 5 Americans.

    Managing a disease like arthritis can be challenging, especially when it comes to mobility. That’s why many people who endure the aches, pains, stiffness and swelling with arthritis are choosing to renovate their homes to enhance comfort and quality of life.

    When making accessibility changes to the home, there are three design considerations to keep in mind: safety, function and low maintenance. Choose hardware and appliances that make daily tasks easier without causing additional work. Consider putting in grab bars, lever handles on doors and faucets and non-slip flooring to help with function and stability.

    This year, celebrate Arthritis Awareness Month by exploring home accessibility options. At LifeWise Renovations®, we understand how important it is to create a home that is safe, comfortable and familiar for a lifetime. Our expert aging-in-place specialists can customize your home so it will change with you as you and your loved ones evolve though all of life’s changes.