Here at HIG Construction we are passionate about handicap accessibility and aging in place.
We all know what handicap accessibility is but what is aging in place? The term “aging in place” in reference to living where you have lived for many years, or to living in a non-healthcare environment, and using products, services and conveniences to enable you to not have to move as circumstances change. More recently “Aging in place” is a term used in marketing by those in the rapidly evolving senior housing industry. CCRCs, (Continuing Care Retirement Communities), by definition offer the chance to age in place, but first you must move to their community to “start aging”. Multi-level campuses market “Independent Living”, “Assisted Living” and perhaps Alzheimer’s care and Skilled Nursing in one location, and claim to offer the opportunity to “age in place.” But again you must move there first. In many cases you must also move from one wing of the campus to another to receive the increased services. (This information was found at www.seniorresource.com).
Part of our mission is finding products that allow us to remodel homes to help people who fall into one or both of these categories. We have found a really great product manufacturer called Rev-A-Shelf. Today we are bringing you an accessory for those hard to reach shelves. This is the Cabinet Pull-Down Shelving System. This allows the handicapped and elderly to be able to reach those pesky upper shelves with ease! In the video above you can see Owner of HIG Construction, Ken Sherman, show you how these pull down shelving units work!
If you are in the Albany, Latham, Troy or Saratoga NY area and are looking for more information on renovating your home to help assist you with your goal of aging in place or you need to make your home more handicap accessible, we would love to hear from you! You can call us at (518) 590-0417 or simply fill out the form below! We would love to hear how we can help you!
We look forward to hearing from you and getting a project started with you!