Thailand is fully advance into an aging society. But did you know? The homes of many family is not comfortable with the daily life of the elderly very much and do not know how to make a house that has lived for a long time to suit the age for the members in the house to be convenient, safe and happy to live in the end.
So HomeGuru has a sample of Khun Petcharee’s family, one of the families experiencing this problem. Due to house members consisting of 87-year-old father, unhealthy, must sit on wheelchair almost all the time, with 73-year-old mother who takes care of father, granddaughter and Khun Petcharee live in a 2-story house with a size of 50 square meters that her father built 50 years ago. Which currently has functions in the home that does not meet the elderly causing the child to be concerned about safety when their parents live alone.
Home makeover for the elderly is focus on arranging areas in the house, connect together Open space to allow the air in the house to flow well and taking into account the leveling of all floors to be even for the elderly to feel confident and comfortable to walk, especially safe in the house with wheelchair users will be able to move in every room.
The main problem of this house is the usable area in the house is not suitable for the elderly especially with patients who can’t help themselves because the wheelchair is not supported in the home. Because there are many different levels of areas including poor air flow, the Home Service team, therefore, went into the survey and make a home makeover (Makeover) to meet the elder to be able to live in the home comfortably and safely, creating happiness for members of the house.
Connect all areas of the house to access together. Makeover of this house focus on opening the way for all areas to connect to each other and adjust the floor to be even, so the wheelchair can move in every room. The area that the team gives priority is:
Father’s bedroom which was originally small, quite damp and not well ventilated. Also, the door of the room is quite narrow. As a barrier to using wheelchair, the Home Service team smashed the wall to open the space to connect to the storage room that is not utilized in the open space. For better ventilation, while creating a headboard wall to maintain privacy and attached a handrail on the wall for father to sit on and move more easily.
In addition, it separates the space under the stair over a multi-purpose storage cabinet. For a new room, the front that opens to connect to the living room. There is a bed for father to relax and watch TV or can be used as a bedroom for mother in the future with a special living corner for your father to support when he wants to change clothes or diapers more conveniently, including a wheel table for storing personal items. Which the father can easily move by himself without having to call the people in the house when he needs something.
Leveling the floor and sanitary ware to support the use of wheelchair
Bathroom which is another room that is causing trouble. Since the original bathroom is a different level of space causing the elderly who have to sit on the wheelchair is inconvenient to use. The Home Service team, therefore, adjusts the area to the level of the house to solve the problem of going in and out of the bathroom. While also creating a bathroom entrance to connect to your father’s bedroom for convenience.
In the bathroom, we chose a sanitary ware that is suitable for wheelchair users. By installing at an appropriate height, such as an open shower chair on one side. Install handrails on the wall for added security. Including an emergency warning system in case of an accident to let people in the house know and help immediately.
Living room at the front of the house have built a wall cabinet for order storage and put a table by the window as a corner to do homework, read books for niece proportionately. In addition, a handrail was installed on the surrounding wall to allow the elders to move around the house confidently and safely.
Mix & Match old furniture with modern design perfectly
Dining room and kitchen The Home Service team is still using the same dining table. Since Father loved the old furniture very much and chose a chair that is tall and suitable for the old table. Add lamps to illuminate the dining table and open space for wheelchairs to easily move through. Father can sit at the wheelchair at the table warmly and eat with the children.
Kitchen originally had a wall, although many windows are closed due to dust problems causing bad air flow, the Home Service team got a new makeover by smashing the kitchen wall and the house is an open space. While resizing the window to be smaller and change to a sliding door to solve dust problems. Install ventilation equipment for better ventilation in the house and create a counter between the kitchen and a restaurant to be proportionate. They can cook and easily bring food to the table.
This house makeover just changed the lives of our beloved elders to live comfortably and safely in the home. In addition, all members of the family are definitely happy. The construction budget for this time is 9,100 baht per square meter, not including the furniture and electric appliances.
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