Electrical Considerations for Senior Care from Amp Electric

November 8, 2013

As Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR electricians we have wired hundreds of business (click here to see our portfolio) and we have wired hundreds of homes. One task which we are always glad to do is prepare your home, or the home of a loved one for senior care.

They've given so much to us, help make their life more comfortable.

They’ve given so much to us, help make their life more comfortable.

Upgrading a home to assist an elderly friend or family member may be a Christmas present you could give.

Amp Electric services the Beaverton, Oregon, Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR areas and is one of the best electrical companies to prepare a home for elderly care in a short period of time.

Consider the following options:

  • Appliance wiring

If you or your loved one has emergency medical and life support equipment, you may need dedicated circuits to safely deal with some of the loads. It is crucial not to overload the existing circuits. Having dedicated circuits with more space allows for the addition of more durable medical equipment. Often home health nurses or therapist bring equipment to use during their visits which need to be plugged in.


  • Multi-media wiring

If an individual is homebound or anticipates becoming so, entertainment options become a major consideration. Television, computer access and Wi-Fi are just a few of the multi-media options that require specialized wiring.


  • Thermostats

As the weather becomes cold, it’s always nice to know your loved one is warm enough. There are an amazing array of thermostats which can be controlled remotely. You can change the settings even if you are not home.


  • New Outlets

Besides adding new outlets, it is always a consideration to raise the existing outlets. This helps an ambulatory elderly resident to plug in lights and appliances to the height that is the most comfortable.


  • Indoor lighting

Having light at the bottom of a stairs is always nice for a senior citizen. Other accommodations make safety a priority.


Call Amp Electric for more ideas and for service you can count on.

For an electrician in Vancouver, Washington  dial 360-910-5805

For an electrician in Portland, Or or an electrician in Beaverton, OR dial 503-896-3171

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Amp Electric recently came to my home to assist in my remodel of the kitchen. The work they did with all of my lighting was phenomenal. I look forward to hiring them again when I redo the entertainment room!