Senior living is a time for rest and relaxation, and the home is the first place to incorporate comfortable, spa-like living quarters.

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. Soft carpeting, flowing curtains in light airy colors and plush pillows to decorate furniture also help. Rounded shapes in the furniture and accessories for 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.



Don’t just stop at the decoration — make certain the fixtures in your home have the spa qualities you crave. Premier Care in Bathing has the Sanctuary walk-in bath featuring 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. 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. The Premier Spa Series also includes an innovative built-in oil warmer that releases the fragrance of essential oils. Seniors can breathe in relaxation and bliss. Using the tub safely without climbing over tub walls allows seniors to maintain their independence.

Once you’ve established the bathroom spa, finalize the at-home spa experience with plants and sunlight. Potted plants with beautiful flowers or decorative green and white contrasting leaves create a living sanctuary while increasing room oxygen levels. Consider an indoor garden along the kitchen windowsill with aromatic herbs, or in a living 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.

With these tips, your home will be a restful and comfortable place to enjoy retirement.


This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.