Three Reasons To Get Motorized Blinds For Your Elderly Relative

Posted on: 24 February 2016

If your elderly parent has come to live with you, you want to be sure that they are able to be as comfortable as possible when they are staying in your home. Adding a grab bar in the bathroom, more lighting in dimly lit rooms, and a motorized chair on the stairway are common changes that people make to their homes when their elderly relatives move in with them. The blinds used in the person's room are often overlooked. The following guide walks you through a few reasons why you should consider adding motorized window shades to your loved ones windows.

Automated Operation

There are motorized blinds available that can be programmed to open and close at specific times of the day. This allows you to be sure that the blinds open in the morning to allow sunlight to enter the room and close before your loved one goes to bed at night without them having to do anything.

Customize the Amount of Light that Enters the Room

Since the amount of light that shines into the room will change from hour to hour, there are blinds available that can detect the amount of light that is shining in the room and close the blinds accordingly to limit the amount of light that enters the room based on the needs and wants of your loved one. This will ensure there is never too much light shining into the room. Too much light can cause strain on your loved ones eyes and make it more difficult for them to watch television, read a book, or work on the computer.

Open and Close the Blinds Regardless of Gripping Ability

Some elderly individuals have arthritis that makes it difficult for them to be able to operate traditional blinds easily because the bars are so slender. Mechanical blinds operate with a remote control that can be pushed with ease, regardless of your loved one's ability to grip something. Being able to open and close the blinds on their own allows your loved one to maintain a level of independence.

Motorized blinds can be installed quickly and easily in any size window. They are available in a variety of sizes and materials, such as wood, plastic, or even fabric to allow you to create the customized look in your loved one's room that makes them feel comfortable, welcome, and at home while they stay in your house. Share