It’s All About The Lighting

Our AIP Professional’s Tip for better aging in place is from Occupational Therapist, Debra Young, owner of EmpowerAbility, LLC., Debra says:

AIP Pro Tip from Debra Young, CAPS, Occupational Therapist
Debra Young, owner of EmpowerAbility, LLC, shares her tip for better aging in place.

“It is all about lighting and access to it! Use of rocker or touch light switches in lieu of toggle switches will maximize overall ease of use. For lamps within the house, a lamp switch enlarger is one option to provide easy grasp. If the goal is to increase the amount of lighting while maintaining ease of access and not break the budget, use of the “Stick N Click” lights will help with task lighting, while a wireless light switch/pad (i.e.: Perfect Switch, Handy Switch) will give you access to a light anywhere within your home.”

Debra Young, MEd, OTR/L, ATP, CAPS has 15 years of clinical Occupational Therapy experience and is RESNA and NAHB certified. Her company, EmpowerAbility, LLC is an Occupational Therapy based consulting agency that offers Aging-In-Place, Home Safety, Assistive Technology and Accessibility consultation.

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