What is Aging-in-Place?
The focus of Aging in Place is to help seniors live in their residence safely, efficiently and comfortably.
Kitchen Remodeling can help improve home safety, increase kitchen use and enjoyment. Fewer wall cabinets, storage within easy reach, drawer appliances, doors that go away, placing appliances at comfortable heights, proper lighting are all considerations for functional, comfortable, safe living.
Bathroom remodeling is a key to improving your home no matter what your age. Great-looking features can include no-threshold showers and adaptive handles, open-knee space and right-height toilets. Be inspired by some of our most beautiful, functional bathrooms.
When remodeling your bathroom, planning for the use of wheelchairs, walkers or similar assistive devices is a good idea. You must have plenty of open space to accommodate a wheelchair around the toilet, bathtub, shower and cabinets. The right toilet needs to be selected and installing grab bars can dramatically increase safety in the bathroom. For showers, the most accessible option is a no-threshold shower with a shower seat.
When remodeling the kitchen, an aging-in-place design can greatly increase usability and safety. Pull out shelves reduce the strain of bending over and pull down shelves in the upper cabinets reduce the amount of reaching to access the cabinets. Installing multi-level counter-tops allows people of different abilities the use of the countertop and appliance that is easiest for them. Adjusting the height and/or location of the sink to suit your needs can really impact your experience in the kitchen.
Benefits of a Walk In Tub
Walk In Tubs are typically designed for the safety and comfort of individuals with mobility challenges. They are also the favorites of weekend warriors, athletes and those seeking deep relaxation through water therapy.
Optional features include whirlpool, air bubbles, aromatherapy and special lighting.
Walk In Tubs are generally deeper than traditional tubs, with a chair-height seat, a low threshold, a water-sealed door, and a non-skid floor. Most can also be used for showering.
Hydrotherapy has been used for centuries to improve health and treat a variety of ailments. Using a Walk In Tub can help improve well being and assist in stress relief.