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Aging In Place

Aging In Place

 

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 and adding private elevators.

 

Who Can You Rely On To Modify Your Home?

As a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), Jim Baxter has been trained in:

  • The 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.

 

When considering modifying your home, ask yourself:

  • Do I want to add a bathroom and possibly a bedroom to the main level?

  • How can I make my kitchen more functional?

  • Am I worried about preventing falls?

  • Will other members of my family benefit from modifications?

  • Will remodeling increase the energy efficiency of my home?