Are you over the age of 60 and want to stay in your home as long as you can? Yes? Then you need a home safety assessement so we can start planning NOW to ensure your safety and security.
Benefits of Aging-in-Place
In assuring the security and safety of your parents and/or grandparents, there is more to retirement than having them stay in a care facility or nursing home. We value every senior citizen’s right to enjoy their retirement happily, safely, and comfortably. In case you are looking for the best option for your loved one, here are the reasons why you should consider aging in place.
If you are like the majority of Americans over the age of 45, you want to continue living in a familiar environment throughout your maturing years. According to the AARP, older home owners overwhelmingly prefer to age-in-place, which means living in your home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age or ability level.
We offer consultation services because we understand how hard it can be to design a space that is both functional and attractive for everyday use.
Home Safety Assessment
This is a comprehensive 240 Point examination of both the inside and outside of your home. A written report will be furnished with all the recommendations.
Check In Service
This is a very popular service that has grown over time. It is where we provide an additional touch point or check in service to our client’s home.
As seniors age, their immune system weakens and leaves them more vulnerable to communicable diseases and infections. Nursing homes can be packed or even overcrowded with people potentially carrying a certain sickness that might affect your loved one.
There is also the risk that the administration or nurse in charge might not give enough attention in proper sanitation.
Aging in place, on the other hand, lets you and your family sleep soundly knowing that their space is safe from contagious disease and is properly ventilated and regularly cleansed.
Feeling of Independence
Studies have proven that having a sense of independence and self-sufficiency greatly helps the elderly’s emotional and mental health.
Aging in place lets them stay connected with their friends, participate in the community, and have a general control of their lives.
Without being confined to a set of activities or schedule like what nursing homes implement, seniors deserve to enjoy their hobbies and build their own lifestyle.
Comfort and Relaxation at Home
Never underestimate how much familiarity can bring comfort to the elderly. Moving to a care facility means having to live to a new place which will likely be smaller and have more limiting rules; hence, they are forced to let go of their treasured possessions and adjust to a new environment and community.
This kind of transition can be greatly stressful, especially for those who are experiencing memory loss. Aging in place lets your aging loved ones sit back and enjoy their lives in the comforts of their own home.
If you are worried about the attention and facilities being offered by nursing homes, then do not fret. We are confident that we can bring a higher level of safety and comfort to your elderly without forcing them to move to a new space and without hurting your budget.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Aging In Place?
Aging in place means remaining in one’s home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level.
It means the pleasure of living in a familiar environment throughout one’s maturing years and the ability to enjoy the familiar daily rituals and the special events that enrich all our lives. It means the reassurance of being able to call a house a “home” for a lifetime.
How Long Do You Plan To Live In Your Current Home?
If you are like the majority of Americans over the age of 45, you want to continue living in a familiar environment throughout your maturing years.
According to the AARP, older home owners overwhelmingly prefer to age-in-place, which means living in your home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age or ability level.
How Should You Modify Your Home To Make It More Comfortable?
To age-in-place, you will probably need to modify your house as you get older to increase access and maneuverability.
These modifications range from the installing bath and shower grab bars and adjusting counter top heights to the creating multi functional first floor master suites.
Why Hire A Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist?
CAPS professionals have the answers to your questions. They have been taught the strategies and techniques for designing and building aesthetically enriching, barrier-free living environments.
The CAPS program goes beyond design to address the codes and standards, common remodeling expenditures and projects, product ideas and resources needed to provide comprehensive and practical aging-in-place solutions.
CAPS graduates pledge to uphold a code of ethics and are required to maintain their designations by attending continuing education programs and participating in community service projects.
Who Can You Rely On To Modify Your Home?
A Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) has been trained in:
Unique needs of the older adult population.
Aging-in-place home modifications.
Typical remodeling projects.
Solutions to common barriers.
The program was developed to address the growing number of consumers who will soon require these modifications.
While most CAPS professionals are remodelers, an increasing number are general contractors, designers, architects and health care consultants.
What Are The Stats?
Don't Be a Statistic:
1 in 3 Adults over 65 falls every year.
Leading cause of death due to injury for those Over 65.
Over 2 Million treated in emergency rooms every year.
60% Of falls happen at home and are mostly preventable!
Seniors hospitalized for hip fracture, 40% never return home to live independently again and 25% die within 1 year.
100% of ER doctors agree a Home Safety Assessment is very important!
90% of seniors say they want to age-in-place, yet 85% have done nothing to prepare their homes for aging.
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