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
- 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!
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.