9 smart ways to make a home safer for your ageing parents
Updating the lighting in your home is one very simple way to make it safer and more comfortable for your ageing parent. Add nightlights in the bedroom, bathroom and hallways for safety. Then make sure there is appropriate, bright task lighting wherever your parent needs it: near her reading chair, for example, or in the kitchen. And if possible (you may have to bring in an electrician), make sure controls for the lights, thermostat and so on are easy to reach and use.