Staying in Your Home

The idea of aging in place is a relatively new housing capstrend. As a growing portion of the population approach retirement age, many adults are choosing to make modifications to their homes in order to continue living as comfortably and as independently as possible.

Since each person’s needs and living environment are different, it’s helpful to first conduct a room-by-room assessment to determine what modifications are necessary to ensure safety, accessibility and adaptability. For example, can a senior get in and out of their shower safely? Are items within easy reach in their kitchen? Does any existing carpeting pose a tripping hazard, or interfere with the use of a walker or wheelchair?

Aging in place can be done, but it is a decision that requires some planning. As a certified aging in place specialist, Gavin Remodeling, Inc., can help you and your family members prepare for the changes in your life and your environment.

Resources:

National Aging in Place Council

www.aginginplace.com

National Association of Home Builders — Aging in Place

National Association of Home Builders — Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)