Aging in Place 60 Sec MakeOver


A man and woman laying in bed smiling for the camera.


Aging in Place Remodeling can be Simple and Quick. Here’s Two from the 60 Second MakeOver Series.

A man and woman laying in bed smiling for the camera.

Doorknob: Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction. Alice: I simply must get through! Doorknob: Sorry, you’re much too big. Simply impassible. Alice: You mean impossible? Doorknob: No, impassible. Nothing’s impossible.

~Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Hands Down Easy

1) Changing out doorknobs with easy-to-use Lever handles is a step in the direction of giving your hands a break. Conditions like arthritis, neuropathy, injury, Reynard’s, which can increase with age and make the simple act of turning a standard doorknob challenging. Lever door handles and faucets allow ease of turning (you can even use an elbow or arm) and make life at home much more pleasant.

There are even devices you can place over existing doorknobs that make them easy to grip and turn. They are inexpensive and can be done in 60 Seconds.

Stairs Can Steal Dreams

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Keep your feet on the ground and your thoughts at lofty heights.

~Peace Pilgrim

Many people who fall, even if they’re not injured, become afraid of falling. This fear may cause a person to cut down on their everyday activities. When a person is less active, they become weaker and this increases their chances of falling.


To own a home on one level is a luxury–the standard home built in the 1930-1950’s included a floor plan with the living room on the main, bedrooms/restroom upstairs, and laundry room down in the basement. In other words, living in them means going up and down stairs every day.

2) Given the inherent dangers that are well documented on aging and falls, one simple fix can improve the odds in favor of aging in place successfully (and assuring more years in the home) would be to place Non-Slip Treads on stairs. Easy to do and an inexpensive way to help assure safety inside/outside the home–and each strip can be applied in 60 Seconds.

Use Nonslip Stair Treads Step Tips


Note these are suggestions only to help make your home safer. They may not prevent accidents from occurring in the home due to the multifactorial realities of home-based accidents.

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