Let’s face it, we’re all getting older. Like it or not, it’s important to plan for that season of life. Just as we plan for financial retirement, we need to plan our housing needs as well.
Aging in place means planning for your freedom to live where you want, for as long as you want. Staying in the home you love may mean making remodel plans to fit your specific needs. It could also include remodeling your home to accommodate the needs of an aging parent who doesn’t want to live alone.
3Rs Construction Identifies These Common Hallmarks Of An Aging In Place Home:
- Barrier free design with minimal steps or added ramps
- Sturdy hand rails
- Slip-resistant flooring
- Extra wide doorways and hallways
- Easy to reach storage
- Easy access to tubs and showers
- Showers with room for seating
- Framing to accommodate grab bars
- Grab bars placed by toilets, tubs, entry doors, and showers
- Wheelchair accessible work space in the kitchen
- Appliances installed at mid-range height.
If you’re over 40, it’s time to start planning for your future needs. If a move or remodel is in your near future, then keep your current and future physical comfort and restrictions in mind. Most people find that a single-level home is a better fit for those later years. If you would like to stay in your two story home, a remodel that includes a master bedroom, bath and laundry on the main level is a good solution. Another option is a chair list to help you or your loved ones navigate the stairs safely.
A few simple changes can really make a big difference in your ability to stay independent longer and if you consider the monthly cost of assisted living you will see that adding these features now will save you thousands in the long run. Our team at 3Rs Construction understands that safety doesn’t have to look institutional and knows most people prefer a safe home that is beautiful too! Our material suppliers are offering more ADA approved products as aging in place becomes more common and technology advances. 3Rs Construction can help you explore the custom fixtures and appliances available to suit your specific aging in place needs.
3Rs Construction Can Help With Custom Solutions
* Comfort height toilets
* No-touch faucets
* LED illuminated and motion activated electrical switches & outlets
* Pull-out storage for lower cabinets
* And much more!
Are you ready to let 3Rs Construction help you prepare to age in place? We’d love to hear from you! Contact 3Rs Construction in Salem, Oregon by phone, 503-363-1059 or leave us a message here on our website. We’ll set up an appointment to visit with you about remodeling for your unique aging in place needs.