Aging in Place
Aging in place is a relatively new idea that can help you or your loved one continue living a full life in the home of your choice, with a focus on quality of life and independence. It isn’t about growing old; it is about being prepared for the changes in your life, health and environment that occur as you grow older.
Aging in place means being able to live in the home of your choice for as long as you are able, while being able to get any assistance you require as your needs change.
As we grow older, we often experience changes that may subtly disrupt our ability to perform regular tasks independently. Seniors often feel limited in cooking, cleaning, bathing, dressing and social participation. Such changes may also make seniors more susceptible to falls in the home. Our aging in place remodeling services will help to reduce these disruptions in the home and get you back to feeling normal and independent with your everyday tasks.
Learn about what it means to age in place and how planning now, regardless of your age, will help you keep building your best life after retirement.
Aging in place is not a magic formula. Rather, it is a choice seniors can make to try to ensure a higher quality of life and control their circumstances as they age. It is a decision that requires some planning, so to get you started we’ve created a series to cover high-level topics.
Aging in Place is a Choice
Your aging in place choice means taking control over your independence, quality of life & dignity. Planning helps achieve your best life as you age.
An aging in place plan is not for ‘Old People’. It’s for responsible people who want to ensure their quality of life and live it out in dignity, without being a burden to their family or community. Regardless of whether you have retired or not, it’s for you, right now. If you haven’t retired yet, it means you have time to think about your needs, research your options, and put together a plan that is good for you and your family. If you have retired, putting the time in to building a plan will help keep you in control of your life. Building a plan will help you deal with issues you will encounter down the road and ease some of the burden your loved ones will experience.
Learning what aging in place ideas to use in your home is just one part of your plan. The ones that you choose should involve changes to your home that create more safe, usable & enjoyable spaces that are easier to live in.
By implementing universal design elements in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, bedrooms and throughout the house, we can help you transform your home into a living space that functions efficiently for all ages and conditions.
Most older homes are built with small doors and hallways. The width may have worked fine for young family members but now is confining for those who need to navigate with canes, walkers or wheelchairs. Often the access to bathrooms and bedrooms is severely limited and can lead to potential falls as someone tries to enter or leave a room.
A certified aging in place remodeler can create wide doors and hallways, add railings and make it possible to access the whole house again