Attention, please. If your contractor starts googling ADA, when you ask for aging in place solutions, it is not the right contractor. ADA are guidelines for commercial locations, not for residential clients.
We get it - it is difficult to see what is involved in the initiation of any project. Most brochures and magazines only show you the finished product. It is also difficult to figure out what contractors specialize in and what can be done and couldn't be done according to building code.
It is often the case that details are not clarified or confirmed by contractors nor does the average person know what questions to ask. How to best determine what options will fit with needs, style and home limitations?
Let us help you create the correct to do list for you to use when asking for bids. The scope of the project determine the budget, which is an important factor of any decision making process.
We offer complete packages, assisting you with everything from product selection to assembling the project team. We help you understand all the steps of the process, and then get a detailed quote, and schedule, from a qualified contractor.
Home modifications lower the risk of hospitalization and most of the time cost less than 3 months stay at an assisted living facility.
78% fall inside or right outside of their own homes – falls predictable and largely preventable.
Double check your Medicare coverage. Does it cover nursing care? What about hospice care? Or physical therapy? If you simply need help with the activities of daily living (like dressing, bathing, eating, etc.), you’ll be most likely responsible for those charges.
Costs of out-of-pocket payments? An average of about $140,000.
What needs to be done to improve quality of life for years to come?
Consider limited mobility or agility, difficulties in hearing or in sight, in lifting, reaching, bending or dexterity. All these issues need to be addressed in your remodel plans.
Would you want to spend 30 years in an assistant living facility or in your own home?
Thinking ahead because you like your home and want to stay there forever?
We thoroughly dislike seeing age friendly products look as if they have just come out of the hospital.
Want to “age in place”? Then why not in place, in style, in grace? Let us show you some designs that are age friendly but also stylish to the point that no one would know it is done with universal design in mind.
Research shows, 90% of people want to live in their home as they get older.
At the same time, less than 5% of housing units are done with age friendly design in mind.
Modifying the home to universal design principles makes perfect business sense!
Plus, when you reach the age of 65, there is a 40% chance you might be facing some kind of disability… and then there is a good chance you will live with it till you are at least 95.
Aging in place is not about disabilities, it is about comfort, forward thinking and, yes, resale value.
Maybe an injury necessitates temporary universal design access. Maybe you need to add a caretaker for a parent. Do your guests need universal design elements? Slipping, tripping, and falling are very real risks of bathing and showering. Let us help you modify your bathroom to aging in place, in style and in grace.
If it were not for Homepie, I would have never paid attention to the transition level between hardwood and tile at the threshold – not in a million years.
This practical guide makes life easier for those who have little time to think about it.
There’s no time to think about how to start between work and activities. Thank you for guiding me through all the steps!
Thanks for heads up, Homepie! How would I know that adding an outlet required by the current building code would lead to rewiring and a complete change of the distribution panel?
Having a complete list of all steps in a remodel gives me a holistic perspective of what I need to accomplish in the project.