Aging in place home design is the idea of creating a home that will be suitable for growing old in. 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 your lifetime.
An AARP survey found that over 80% of seniors want to stay in their homes for the rest of their lives. Several reasons are cited for this strong preference. These include: comfortable environments, feelings of independence, convenience, familiarity, safety and security, and closeness to family.
A recent study found that 70% of all seniors spend the rest of their life in the place where they celebrated their 65th birthday. We offer consultation and construction services for aging in place homes to homeowners living in the area.
For those caring for an elderly parent or loved one, it's for you, too. You can be the most help by working with them to ensure their needs are met and wishes are respected. It also will help you provide the level of care that is right for them, and show your respect to them by ensuring their dignity is kept in tact and their needs are met.
We can help you to maintain your independence while living at home by:
- Providing thoughtful changes in home design and function without compromising style
- Offering suggestions and solutions that add safety and comfort
- Making available our own in-house design services or if on a larger scale work with our architect to transform your home into one that will work for you as you age.
- Building to whatever design you choose (homes should be built so owners can continue to live in them despite age-related problems)
Senior Living Area Challenges
At Schultz Custom Homes and Remodeling, we focus on what is known as the big 3: entrances and exits to the home, going up/down the stairs, and bathroom safety.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports modification for aging-in-place is the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry. The NAHB in collaboration with AARP developed the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (CAPS) program to meet the increasing demand by seniors and baby boomers for barrier-free living environments.
The CAPS program is designed to teach individuals involved in residential design and construction about the requirements of older adults who are balancing current and future needs for autonomy and independence with equal desires for safety and security.
Please feel free to contact us for more information ASAP! We look forward to helping you.
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Schultz Custom Homes And Remodeling construction work and the construction material was of the highest quality. The tasks were accomplished in a timely manor and within the time frame agreed upon. We now have our dream house thanks to Schultz Custom Homes And Remodeling. When we need improvements or building repairs in the future we will definitely contact Tom. We highly recommend his company to anyone.