Aging in place remodeling is becoming increasingly popular. Many senior residents today choose to age in place rather than move into care homes, and construction and design has progressed to provide a more comfortable home life for anyone in need of a more accessible home. But is aging in place the best option for you? And how can you make your home more accessible? Read on to find out more, and keep a look out for our upcoming blog on Accessibility Remodeling for design ideas and practical tips for aging in place.
Remodeling can enable you to stay in the home you love
What is Aging in Place?
Aging in place is a term used to describe the decision made by a senior person to stay in the comfort of their own home as they continue to age. In order to maintain quality of life, this decision may require home adjustments, or remodeling projects focused on improving the accessibility of their home.
What is an Accessible Home?
An accessible home is one that is accommodating to the inhabitant and promotes independence. Making a home more accessible might include remodeling for wheelchair use, by adding a ramp, widening hallways or lowering cabinets and countertops. It might include adding grab-bars, or a walk-in shower. There are countless solutions available today to make living independently possible for a wide range of residents of all ages and abilities.
The Cost of Aging in Place
Although crafting the perfect aging in place design may look like an expensive challenge, it is still often a much more affordable choice that the cost of a nursing home. The average cost for a private room in a nursing home will set you back $7,698 per month, according to LongTermCare.gov. Even a one bedroom unit in an assisted living facility is likely to reach over 3.5k per month. The average remodeling project, on the other hand, will cost around 10k, and high quality remodeling work should last ten years or more.
Aging in Place Design
Aging in place design can be applied throughout your home, as much as is needed for the resident. Depending on need, aging in place design can focus primarily on a single room – perhaps a walk in tub is all that is necessary. More expansive aging in place design will tackle issues throughout the home, from the entrance, to the hallway, to the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living areas.
Start Remodeling for Aging in Place
Whether you’re looking to improve your home for accessibility or for a more comfortable aging in place process, accessibility remodeling and aging in place remodeling can increase independence and improve the quality of life of countless residents. Ready to start remodeling your home for a more enjoyable future aging in place? Contact Reliable Home Improvement today. Our professional design team will show you just how accessible your home could be, and help you plan for a brighter future.