According to US Census Bureau projections, the elderly population will more than double between 2000 and 2030, growing from 35 million to over 70 million. What this means is that many Americans will be facing decisions on how to care for their aging parents, often at the same time that they are raising their children. One way to be able to accommodate the senior citizens as well children is by adding an in-law suite to their home.

Depending upon the health of your parents, an in-law suite can be a perfect solution. A general contractor can design the suite to include the necessary features for your family. Typically, in-law suites contain a bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette and a private entrance. It is important to make sure that the in law suite has all the safety features needed to make living on their own safe for the elderly.

At Eagle Highland Pharmacy you will find all the medical supplies as well as mobility and safety products. When building an In law suite be sure to have the following installed in the appropriate rooms:

Bath Safety Products:

  • Bathroom grab bars
  • Shower chairs
  • Commodes
  • Dual shower heads
  • Bathroom toilet rails
  • Raised toilet seats
  • Transfer benches

Living Area and Bedroom Safety:

  • Dining aids
  • Crutches
  • Lift Chairs
  • Dressing aids
  • Medical Alarm
  • Personal Help Button
  • Home aids
  • Accessible Light Switches
  • Grab bars
  • Medication aids
  • Grabbers
  • Wheelchair

If your parents are in good health, it’s nice to have a separate kitchenette so that they can prepare their own meals and entertain their friends without having to use the kitchen in the main house. According to in-lawsuite.com, one point to keep in mind when designing the bathroom is that if possible, choose a Jack-and-Jill style bathroom so that your parents’ visitors can have access to the bathroom without having to go through the bedroom to get to it.

Making sure your family is safe is a homeowner’s number one priority. This goes for all members including the specific needs of the senior citizens in your life. Eagle Highland Pharmacy provides you with all the mobility and safety products that ensure your family stays healthy. Eagle Highland Pharmacy is your full-service pharmacy specializing everything from prescriptions and compounding to durable medical equipment such as mobility products. Contact us today at 317-299-3771 or stop by our location on Shore Drive in Indy. We’re here to support you through every phase and circumstance of life.