As adults age, their homes also grow older, and many homes are not updated to accommodate a senior’s needs. Home remodel or modification can provide safer senior living while enabling the aging occupants to continue to live in the comfort of their own homes. Whether it’s due to a stroke, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, low-vision, or simply old age, eventually everyone reaches a point in their lives when they must rely on someone else to help them with daily activities. Many people are not able to afford assisted living facilities so moving an aging parent into your home is also a viable option.
Depending on the amount of care necessary, many families opt to renovate their existing homes to accommodate the needs of a beloved family member. The decision to redesign your home takes careful thought and the help and advice of a professional contractor.
Many of the modifications are a combination of balance and stability. Are there handholds available in critical areas? (Grab bars can be a temporary or permanent addition to your home.) Is the flooring slick when wet? (Many flooring options are safe without adding the potential tripping hazard of rugs to your home.) Are your doorways wide enough to accommodate any mobility devices? (Widening doorways is a more permanent project but many times it proves to be a necessity.) These are just a few of the safety considerations.
We understand finding a reliable contractor can be challenging at times. Often, we hear from people after they have had bad experiences that they wish they would have found us sooner. We are happy to consult with you on your home remodel to make sure we have a good rapport and show you that we can be sensitive to the stress you are going through.