Aging In Place Inspection

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Inspections specifically for seniors living on their own!
With a large portion of our population in Wisconsin nearing the 60+ stage of their lives before or by 2020, the need for modifying homes has increased.
Many baby boomers expect to receive care differently than past generations.  Research has shown that they are less likely to move to a congregate living setting, such as a nursing home, and more likely to seek care in their own homes.  In order to do this safely and cost-effectively, an Aging-In-Place Inspection can be performed.
I can help you and make recommended adaptations and minor adjustments to the home to improve accessibility and safety for elderly occupants.  This inspection will not only allow the occupants the independence they need, but also gives family members the peace of mind they need.
What is Aging in Place?
Modern Retirement: Aging in Place is describing the senior citizens’ ability to live independently in their homes for as long as possible. Those who age in place will not have to move from their present residence in order to secure necessary support services in response to their changing needs as they age.
  1. Bathroom Safety
    One of the most dangerous places in your home is the bathroom. According to the CDC, 81% of injuries in the bathroom were caused by falls, and injuries were 1.5 times more likely for people over age 65. This is one room you should not skimp on upgrading. Modifications could include grab bars, raised toilet, walk in tub, slip resistant flooring and much more!
  2. Home Modifications
    Before making any modifications, you’ll need to assess your needs and budget. First, review your home for changes that you’d like to make. Keep both safety and convenience in mind. Some modifications may include: Seamless entryways to prevent tripping, non-slip coverings, change out regular door handles for levered and much more!
  3. Home Technology
    Technology can provide a lot of helpful options for seniors including: Medical alert systems to provide assistance if you are alone and get injured, Motion sensor lights to keep you safe in the dark, Digital assistant services that allow you to shop online or adjust your thermostat, Programmable thermostat, and much more!
  4. We Can Help
    Having an Aging in Place inspection can be a great way to get an idea of what improvements can be made to improve the homes safety. We can evaluate the home and bring to light hazards that may cause tripping/slipping, falling along with other hazards. We can suggest upgrades that can make senior living easier and less strenuous. Give us a call today!