(BPT) - Senior living is a time for rest and relaxation, and the home is the first place to incorporate a comfortable and spa-like living quarters. The chaos of raising children has passed, and retirement has brought a sense of peace and quiet upon the home. Many upgrades can make your home more comfortable and restful and allow you to stay safe and independent in your home.
For example, sometimes the decor needs a bit of variation to develop a calming ambiance in rooms like the bedroom or living area. Blues, greens and muted yellows can impart a sense of serenity to these rooms. You can also use fabrics to establish a restful feeling. Soft, muted carpeting, flowing curtains in light airy colors and plush pillows decorating furniture help accomplish this. Finally, rounded shapes in the furniture and accessories of the room help to finalize the whole picture. Try finding oval end tables, or curved artwork to hang on the walls, rather than straight corners, which could cause injury or a tripping hazard when bumped into.
But don’t just stop at the decoration – also make certain the fixtures in your home have the spa qualities you crave. For example, Premier Care in Bathing has the Sanctuary walk-in bath featuring wonderful spa qualities of hydrotherapy, chromatherapy and aromatherapy. Hydrotherapy jets in the Sanctuary walk-in tub are gentler than traditional spa tubs, because they blow air, rather than water. After each use, the tub drains clean, which means it doesn’t recycle water. These features are important for seniors with sensitive skin or health conditions. Chromatherapy lights immerse the tub in seven relaxing colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, turquoise and magenta. And the Premier Spa Series includes an innovative, built-in oil warmer that releases the fragrance of essential oils. Seniors can breathe in a new level of relaxation and bliss. Being able to use the tub safely without climbing over tub walls allows seniors to maintain their independence at home. For a free brochure including more information about walk-in bathtubs and other solutions for making living at home more convenient, visit premiercarebathing.com/saferbathing, or call 888-378-7953.
Once you’ve established the bathroom spa, bring a little outdoors inside with plants and sunlight to finalize the at-home spa experience. Potted plants with beautiful flowers or decorative green and white contrasting leaves create a living sanctuary, plus help to increase oxygen levels in a room. Consider establishing an indoor garden in the kitchen along the windowsill with aromatic herbs, or in a living room or family room with potted flowering plants. Incorporating plants inside often requires more sunlight. Natural light is great for a restful home – it provides warmth and can ease achy muscles, especially in the colder months.
With these tips, your home will be a restful and comfortable place to enjoy retirement and the luxury of being able to spend your time the way you want to spend it – no children or jobs around to interrupt.