The Importance of Aging-In-Place
Aging adults often need increased care, but this care can compromise their independence. Aging-in-place allows you or your loved ones to remain in the home instead of moving to a temporary, or even permanent, living facility. Many adults don’t want to leave the comfort of their home, regardless of the safety concern.
Safety concerns are the primary reason that caregivers don’t want their loved ones to live alone. There are many potential hazards to living alone with common age-related mobility issues. Some of the potential hazards can include accessing high storage areas, using the bathroom and shower, and climbing stairs.
Even though there are several safety concerns while aging-in-place, there are also many in-home modifications for the elderly. These ADA modifications can give you and your loved one peace of mind, while not negatively affecting their dignity.
What is Aging-In-Place Remodeling?
Aging-in-place remodeling targets hazardous areas in the home and uses modifications to make them safer for older adults. Certain remodeling, like accessible bathrooms and kitchens, can reduce the potential for accidents and falls while preserving independence for you or a loved one.
Walk-in tubs and showers can help you bathe while reducing your risk for falling. Those with walkers may benefit from door widening to make traversing the home more manageable. Additionally, grab bars can be installed in many places where you or a loved one need support while standing. For those with extra concern about accessing high kitchen shelves, bending to work on countertops, or using certain appliances, there are even special kitchen remodeling options that can help.
Aging-In-Place Modifications from Accessibility 101
It’s important to know that remodeling for the elderly should start with a deep understanding of their needs. Accessibility 101 first works to identify your needs and the solutions that can help. After assessing need, we offer a range of solutions that are innovative, stylish, and fully customizable. We provide these solutions, however, without compromising on quality. When you work with us to provide your home with age-in-place remodeling, you’ll know that safety is our first concern.
With these solutions, aging seniors don’t have to give up their homes. In-home modifications don’t sacrifice protection; instead, they enhance the safety of your home while also preserving autonomy. For custom-tailored solutions for every ailment, partner with Accessibility 101 for your next project.
The CAPS Designation was developed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in partnership with AARP and is administered by NAHB. Professionals who have earned the CAPS designation are experts in designing and building aesthetically-enriching, barrier-free living environments. They have been trained in the unique needs of the older adult population and apply strategies and techniques to provide comprehensive and practical home modification solutions