Aging in Place Planning for the Future at Home

It has always been a trademark of prudence to plan wisely for the future. Whether it be in saving money to achieve a desired goal, preparing for a spouse or family, buying a new home, savvy planning anticipates the need and tries to provide for it in a timely fashion. It is no less valuable to prepare for approaching golden years with aging in place planning for the future and a smart aging in place design.

Perch Standing Straight Stairlift by Handicare

Aging in place design strategies enable elderly or individuals with handicaps  to remain in their beloved homes, functioning as independently as possible in their own familiar surroundings. Features of the design include the following:

  • Various stair lifts, elevators and ramps overcome potential difficulties navigating staircases.
  • Widening of doors and hallways allow smooth passage for mobility devices.
  • Bathroom accessories, such as grab bars, roll-under sinks, non-slip surfacing, shower BestBath_WalkIn_Shower_for_HandicapAccessiblebenches, walk-in tubs or accessible showers, foresee the challenges associated with bathroom use and eliminate the worry.
  • Special handles on doorknobs and faucets make use very easy for those with coordination issues.
  • Garden design strategies that highlight aging in place landscape design in the garden

Whether you are considering aging in place planning for the future or have a need to upgrade more immediately, get an in-home assessment to see if an aging in place design can make your Atlanta home safer and more comfortable for everyone.

Contact Atlanta Home Modifications
For additional information regarding stairliftswalk-in tubs and accessible showers in the Atlanta metro area and north Georgia, please contact Atlanta Home Modifications by telephone at 770 880 3405, or via the contact form below.

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Best Aging in Place Bathroom Design for Atlanta Homes

Increasing numbers of disabled, elderly and +55 senior Atlanta residents are opting to remain independent by remodeling their existing homes. One of the best aging in place jacuzzi_walk-in_tub_Atlanta_GAfeatures concern aging in place bathroom designs which create safe, accessible and functional spaces. Some notable features of aging in place bathroom design include the following:

  • Grab bars, both horizontal and vertical, are often the first mobility tool implemented. They are practical, easy to install and add a great deal of reassurance concerning bathroom safety.
  • Roll-under and wall-mounted sinks provide easy access for wheelchair users, and offer such benefits as insulated pipes and hot-and-cold water moderation options.
  • Accessible toilets come in a variety of heights and styles, to make toileting simpler and safer in accord with the best aging in place design strategies for Atlanta homes.
  • Doorway widening is also immensely practical, as this allows a wheelchair or scooter to glide easily, without bumps and potential hazards, in and out of the bathroom entryway. This is either accomplished through the removal of the door and enlargement of the door frame itself, or by putting an offset hinge on the existing door to facilitate more space.

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Aging in Place is defined as, “… living 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.”

If you are trying to determine the best aging in place design option for your Atlanta home, an in-home assessment by a certified aging in place specialist (CAPS) will provide excellent guidance.

Plan Ahead to Make the Changes You Need
If you or a loved one has a home in need of mobility upgrades, contact the professionals at Atlanta Home Modifications to learn more about roll in showers, walk in tubs and residential wheelchair lifts–by using the Atlanta Home Modifications web contact form, or by calling 770-880-3405. (Author – J. Vernon)

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Aging in Place Roll-In Showers Custom Designed for Your North Georgia Home

Many aging-in-place homeowners are looking towards the future and realizing that bathroom renovations may be needed to add safety and convenience, such as roll-in showers. Accessible roll-in showers may be enclosed on three sides or open in an area of Barrier Free Showerthe bathroom with a central drain in a lowered portion of the tiled floor.

Walk-in Tub or Roll-in Shower
Enclosed ADA walk-in showers are either low-threshold, or no-threshold showers, with hand-held adjustable anti-scald shower heads making showering much easier. Would a walk-in tub or roll-in shower solve accessible challenges in your Atlanta or north Georgia home?

Stair Lifts and Platform Lifts
Other home modifications such as an indoor or outdoor straight or curved stairlift may be considerations, as well, if you or a loved one is facing a progressive illness or recent injury. A stair lift affords the convenience and safety needed for anyone who does not feel fully confident they can safely navigate stairs within the home.

Plan Ahead to Make the Changes You Need
If you or a loved one has a home in need of mobility upgrades, contact the professionals at Atlanta Home Modifications to learn more about roll in showers, walk in tubs and residential wheelchair lifts–by using the Atlanta Home Modifications web contact form, or by calling 770-880-3405. Don’t let mobility issues force you out of your treasured family home in Atlanta or north Georgia, contact us to see if an outdoor straight or curved stairlift; or walk-in tub or roll-in shower design for your Atlanta home, would solve the accessibility problems you may be facing.

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Aging in Place Design Is For Everyone!

Many 55+ and senior homeowners are looking towards the future and realizing that bathroom, kitchen or bedroom renovations may be needed! Home modifications, such as a small ramp, an indoor or outdoor straight or curved stairlift, or grab bars may be just what you are looking for to solve challenges. If you, or a loved one, are facing a progressive illness or recent injury — now is the time to make some plans for the future.

Are you a planner by nature? Having the resources to save and plan ahead is often a luxury, especially during those early years of becoming established in a profession, or raising a family. Nevertheless, with maturity comes the knowledge that some planning for the future is essential, such as making provision for retirement, elder and health care. Consider the benefit of planning ahead to give your home a flexibility and spaciousness that it may not presently have — a home that has “aging in place” features, such as:

  • Wide doorways and hallways Nahb-logo
  • One entrance with no step
  • Bathroom with grab bars and accessible shower
  • Lever handles on doors and faucets
  • Rocker panel light switches
  • Remote lock and unlocking door hardware

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Aging in Place is defined as, “… living 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.”

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Plan Ahead to Make the Changes You Need
If you or a loved one has a home in need of mobility upgrades, contact the professionals at Atlanta Home Modifications to learn more about residential wheelchair lifts and other helpful changes by using the Atlanta Home Modifications web contact form, or by calling 770-880-3405.  The right aging in place home modifications for 55+ and seniors can make all the difference!

Sterling Handicare 2000 Curved Stairlift

Sterling Handicare 2000 Curved Stairlift

Don’t let mobility issues force you out of your treasured family home, contact Atlanta Home Modifications to see if an outdoor straight or curved stairlift; or walk-in tub or roll-in shower design for your Atlanta home, would solve the accessibility problems you may be facing.

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