If you love your home so much that you can’t imagine ever leaving it even as you age, then you can understand why aging-in-place remodeling is popular.
A survey conducted by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) indicated that about 90% of seniors prefer to live in their homes for as long as they can. This means there has been an increased interest in aging-in-place renovations over the last few decades.
Aging-In-Place Remodeling Create Safety And Peace
Aging-in-place remodeling provides plenty of benefits for many people, and it’s important to consider remodeling your home to make it more comfortable and accessible as you or your family members grow older.
As people grow older, the need to maintain independence becomes stronger. Incorporating helpful modifications into your kitchen remodel, for example, allows seniors to retain full use of their kitchens to make their meals.
Modifications such as lowering kitchen countertops and creating access to cabinets can make cooking much easier. Also, wider doorways and hallways can be created to make room for walkers and wheelchairs. Some homeowners even have an elevator installed. In the bathroom, curbless showers make it easy to roll a wheelchair into the shower. They’re also great for washing dogs since there’s no need to lift the dog to give him a wash.
With the right safety and accessibility additions to your home, day-to-day activities remain doable and allow aging in place.
Improves quality of life
Seniors also appreciate the familiarity of the home they have lived in for years. Knowing the ins and outs of a particular place does decrease the risk of accidents. For seniors, having to leave their long-time home can be not only very emotionally disruptive but also it can cause depression and a poorer quality of life.
The emotional stress of leaving a home they love can lead to a physical and emotional toll.
Combine this with aging-in-place renovations like more accessible bathrooms, zero-step thresholds or widened doorways and lowered cabinets, and you provide a safe and secure environment for your aging loved ones.
Lastly, using aging-in-place concepts in your home remodels, for example in a bathroom remodel, actually saves you money. Assisted living can be costly, and, while remodeling projects also come at a cost, the latter is usually more economical than the former.
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