Brenda Scott: Organizing and Adapting Spaces for Elderly Independence | Room by Room #33

In this episode, host Gabriella Joustra is joined by Brenda Scott, who brings a wealth of expertise in home organization and designing spaces for elderly independence

In an era where aging populations are on the rise, the challenge of maintaining independence and safety within one’s own home looms large. Yet, amidst these obstacles lies an opportunity for transformation, as Brenda Scott explores innovative approaches to empower older adults to thrive independently in their living spaces.

Meet Brenda Scott

Brenda Scott brings over 30 years of experience as the owner of Tidy My Space, a Home Organizing company based in London, Ontario, Canada. After retiring from a 31-year career at Kelloggs Inc., Brenda pursued her passion for creating safe, organized living spaces.

Armed with certifications as a Trained Professional Organizer, Senior Home Safety Specialist, and Adaptive Home Renovation Specialist, Brenda’s expertise is unmatched in the field. Brenda specializes in creating safe, organized, and decluttered home environments tailored to each client’s needs, focusing on Aging in Place. 

With her unwavering commitment to excellence, Brenda diligently delivers unique solutions for every client, ensuring their homes are organized, safe, and conducive to independent living. Her extensive qualifications and years of experience make her a trusted expert in the industry, dedicated to helping individuals achieve peace of mind and comfort in their living spaces.

About the episode

Brenda starts the podcast by addressing common misconceptions about home organization. It’s not just about buying storage bins—it’s about tailoring solutions to fit your unique needs and lifestyle changes. She emphasizes the importance of adjusting living spaces to suit the challenges of aging, like changes in vision and mobility, reinforcing the idea of Aging in Place.

As the conversation unfolds, Brenda offers practical advice on making homes friendlier for older people. She lays out simple yet effective modifications, from widening doorways to brightening up spaces and installing grab bars. Plus, she touches on the emotional side of downsizing, stressing the importance of involving seniors in decision-making with respect and empathy.

Throughout the episode, Brenda peppers the discussion with personal stories and handy tips. Whether using clear labels on bins or getting family members involved in upkeep, she shows how small changes can make a big difference. With her emphasis on building easy-to-follow routines, like tidying up after tasks, you’ll walk away with actionable steps to create a clutter-free haven for yourself or your loved ones.

In conclusion

Recognizing the misconceptions surrounding home organization and embracing practical solutions tailored to individual needs allows you to create environments that prioritize safety, accessibility, and comfort for aging loved ones. Through thoughtful consideration and proactive measures, you can transform living spaces into havens of independence and empowerment, ensuring a brighter and more secure future for yourself and your loved ones.

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