When having retirement home plans, you should consider universal design. A universal design, also called ageless design, is a design applied on your house to create easier accessibilities, especially for older people. Here are some universal designs that can be applied to your retirement home.
Use anti-scald devices in the bathroom
Using anti-scald devices on the bathroom ensure the safeties of everyone from unsafe water temperature. You can get an anti-scald shower head for a price of around $15 to $50. This shower head will reduce the trickle of water if it gets too hot. As for the faucet, you can get the anti-scald version for $30 to $50. The faucet aerator will be replaced that can reduce the hot water flow.
You can also install anti-scald valves or pressure balancing valves where its function is to prevent a sudden burst of cold or hot water. The device is available in stores for around $80 to $170. It will be installed on the plumbing pipes inside the wall. Hiring a plumber to set the device for you may cost $100 to $200.
Install motion sensor light controls
Motion sensor light controls might be optional but it is good to be applied in a retirement home. The device has various shape and style with simple technologies such as the plug-in sensors that cost $10 to $15. Stick it to the available receptacle and plug any possible lamp into it. Make a motion towards the sensor and the light will turn on. This device is useful when any of your family members moving around the house at night, especially if they wake-up at 2 or 3 a.m. This is a great device to be installed in retirement home plans.