Adapting the Home
When I first started caregiving, I was in my 30s and didn’t have mobility or sight issues. I didn’t have a lot of patience for issues that I now realize was related to diminishing sight, mobility, hearing and stamina. These issues included lack of cleanliness around the kitchen and bathroom, clothes with stains, dishes that seemed dirty, etc. I thought it was related to a mental decline, but in hindsight, and after reading the Canadian Housing and Mortgage (CMHC) booklets I realized there were other factors involved. Wish I had read this sooner.
Here is an Assessment Guide that might help you determine which changes you may need to make: CHMC - Maintaining Seniors’ Independence Through Home Adaptations: A Self-Assessment Guide
CMHC has also produced a series of booklets and a quick reference guide on housing design and adaptations for people living with dementia:
Note that some of the references to government programs are out of date and the programs are no longer being offered.
For more studies and advice about aging in place from CHMC, visit this link: CMHC: Aging in Place