Aging in place remodeling home modifications for independent living and assisted living

What is aging in place?
Simply said, "maintaining a lifestyle within familiar comfortable surroundings". Independent living is something you proudly have always done and the thought of relying on anyone for anything big or small can be frustrating at best. We understand the challenges of everyday life are greater as we age however, this can be significantly reduced in an environment designed with aging in place in mind. We create independent living functionality and home control that allows greater freedom, reducing dependency and providing peace of mind for you and concerned family members. For many these alternatives reduce the need for assisted living facilities or a retirement community.

Whether you're a senior or have difficulty getting around, a few home modifications can make your daily activities and tasks easier. Safer environments can be designed to help prevent accidents and falls for seniors and those with disabilities. These modifications are tremendous enhancements for those that require in home assisted living.

We understand your needs and build to meet them. Call the Chicago area professionals experienced in accessible home designs that help enable senior citizen age in place as well as the physically challenged.

What is Home Automation?

Automation can be the fine line difference between aging in place within your home and moving to a retirement community or assisted living facility.
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Modifications and designs to increase your independence and safety at home

Lever style door handles reduce the efforts of opening doors
Removing raised thresholds between rooms reduce obstacles, an underestimated cause of falls in the home
Handrails, grab bars, doorways widened, ramps installed, room sizes altered
Easy access showers, raised toilet height fixtures, foldout tub/shower seats
Single lever plumbing fixtures, pullout cabinets drawers, accessible counter tops
Electrical switches relocated to convenient heights, sensor controlled lighting

Because we are an experienced contractor familiar with accessible construction and design.

We truly are interested in helping you be more comfortable and productive by improving the quality of life in your living space.
We understand and apply solutions to the obstacles that seniors and the physically challenged face.
We understand that a person who faces physical challenges would be much less "handicapped" in an environment designed with accessibility in mind.
We create accessibility that allows greater freedom, reducing disabilities that causes falls, slips and accidents.
We install a wide variety of accessibility and safety products in your home. Bathroom grab bars and hand rails located in critical areas. Showers, bathtubs, toilets as may be needed throughout the home.
We have the solutions that make life a little easier!

There are many reasons to consider aging in place remodeling, however maintaining a safer independent lifestyle is peace of mind for all the family. Do it for you or your precious loved one.

Safety bars, handrails and railings help independent living reduces slips and falls

Modifications to our surroundings is becoming necessary as we grow older and face the added challenges to remain living in our individual homes. Falls are the most common accident around the home and can be prevented with the use of safety bars that provide stability often required by people with limited mobility. Handrails can be installed throughout your home to provide safety and help prevent falls. Railings installed throughout the home can help to keep your balance and provide a safer surrounding reducing your risk of falling. Railings just might be your best alternative for maintaining a safe independent environment.

Accessible walk in bath tubs showers and toilet - grab bars installed

Easy access showers have low thresholds and adding a built-in seat or an installed foldout tub or shower seat works best when combined with hand held shower heads. Walk in tubs and raised chair height toilet fixtures should be a standard in every household as they are more comfortable for everyone and take considerably less effort in sitting and standing.

Installing grab bars is more than just mounting a bar to the wall. Grab bars must be mounted securely to supports within the wall. Unfortunately builders do not consider the needs of those who are disabled or the future needs as we grow older. Walls within the bathroom often require reinforcement with adequate studding to accommodate grab bars in the bathtub, shower and toilet area. Grab bars can sometimes be mounted vertically or at an angle to match existing wall studs depending on the individual's requirements. Horizontal installation many times require additional reinforcement as existing structures and stud spacing are not located where needed. Restructuring must be done or custom bars made to accommodate these conditions.

Chair height toilets, walk in tubs and barrier free showers installed.

Aging in place help for family and care givers

Helping a parent make decisions about continuing to live alone in their home or move to alternative retirement living arrangements are difficult choices. Most would agree that staying in familiar surrounding for as long as possible is the most comfortable choice for all involved.

The options for making a senior's home friendly to their changing needs vary depending on the requirements of the individual. The solution may be as simple as a family member stopping in to assist with a few daily tasks or to check functions in the home that may be confusing.

Seniors living alone and aging in place will experience the need for assistance to varying degrees and require help. Home automation can perform a variety of daily tasks and help monitor many of the concerns the adult children may have. These systems also have the capability to summon a service for assistance from a neck pendant worn within the home. Loved ones with Internet access have a number of options for monitoring visually and/or controlling functions within the home from anywhere. Remotely view, monitor, operate or control as required ending much of the mutual frustration and worry for both the parent and adult children.

Nothing will ever replace a warm heartfelt call from a child to a parent,(even if the child is 50 years old!) and nothing is more comforting than checking to see if your mom or dad's home is warm enough on a cold winter night without an intrusive concerned late night call.

Lighting control
Environment control
Window Covering
Surveillance cameras
Remote control of all above

Motion activated lights also help to light areas we have grow accustom to walking through in the dark. You may be entering your home from an attached garage with items in hand making your way to the next door without lighting just to avoid putting the items down or maneuvering a cane or walker. We understand your needs and build to meet them.

Home Automation are convenience controls installed and designed to perform tasks in your home. Intelligent homes are often referred to as smart homes or smart houses as they perform services that become part of everyday living. Turn any light in your home on or off at a set time or just by entering a room, change the temperature on your thermostat while still in bed as well as from any phone or computer in your house or while away visiting your son or daughter. View cameras placed in or around your home on a TV or computer in your home and/or while away using any computer or smart phone with Internet. Need emergency help? - it's just a press of a button away.
Call the Chicago area professionals experienced in accessible home designs that help enable senior citizen age in place as well as the physically challenged.

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