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ElderLaw News is a weekly e-newsletter that brings you reports of legal developments and other trends of vital interest to seniors and their advocates. This newsletter is brought to you by The Estate Planning & Elder Law Firm, P.C., William S. Fralin, Esq., President., William S. Fralin, Esq., President.

Aging In Place (It’s the little things…)

The proverbial ‘light bulb’ just clicked on.

Last weekend I was on a mission to obtain some sort of ‘task lighting’ for a specific area of my house. I have under-the-cabinet lighting in my kitchen, and did not want to go to that expense. While perusing the lighting department at one of the local home centers, I came across a package of 3 puck lights, LED, and…. battery operated! YAY! No wiring!

Easy to install–you have the option of either an adhesive disk or using screws. Just figure out where you want it and, within a minute, violà! Let there be light!

How does this factor into aging in place? These little lights, easy to install and battery-operated, can be utilized in an endless list of places that an individual would need a bit more lighting—inside kitchen cabinets, closets, under counters, and cabinets under the kitchen and bathroom sinks! They don’t get hot like some ‘puck’ lighting fixtures do. Most likely the only expense over the years of life for a LED is the cost of batteries, which, by the way, is less than the cost of one of the bulbs in the other ‘puck’ lights…

Along with replacing traditional round door knobs with the lever style, lowering light switches, reflective tape on outdoor steps… installing these handy lights make aging in place easier and safer for all of us. Your relatives will rest a bit more easily knowing that their loved one is living in a well-ordered environment.


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