As people age, they often want to continue living independently for as long as possible. The difficulty is that with getting older many find themselves coping with chronic conditions, or have an ADA disability. That’s where Live in Place Designs can help to redefine home living by creating an aging in place design to make it possible for older adults and those with disabilities to continue living independently and safely in their own home.
That means creating accessible spaces which allow each and every one of our customers to stay in their current home. We not only want people to live safely and comfortably, but also experience purpose, meaning, and growth.
It’s all about empowering you to remain engaged and autonomous. Giving you access to resources to continue exploring and contributing.
So you are free to make your own choices with independence. To have the highest possible quality of life.
How Do We Make it Possible to Live in Place?
By listening to where an individual is in the aging process, and understanding their physical needs, we simplify the decision process with unbiased guidance and customized solutions. We want to help you make informed decisions regarding:
- Finding resources for in-home care
- Aging in place home remodeling
- Local services in the community
Aging in place design plans provide families and individuals with a comprehensive guide for remaining in their home. This saves you precious time and unnecessary emotional stress.
Health Starts in Our Homes / LIVE IN PLACE PLAN
Live in Place by Design
We serve as a personal guide on your journey to active, autonomous living.
The Live in Place Plan™ promotes safety and health for those who want to remain in their homes despite aging, disease, or disability. It combines home modification solutions with access to community-based services and resources. This makes independent living possible.
What services are recommended? Depending on your specific needs:
- Emergency medical alert and health monitoring systems
- Medication management solutions
- Caregiver and companion care placement
- Adult day programs
- Therapies (PT, OT, Speech)
- Nutrition and meal planning
- Mental health support
Part 1 / Home Modification Designed for Safety & Accessibility
When we design and modify existing homes or undertake new construction, we take into consideration an individual’s unique circumstances and functional abilities.
We do this by using our proprietary accessibility assessment.
It enables us to make recommendations for home modifications that enable safe and comfortable living for you.
What Does Aging in Place Design Look Like?
At Live in Place, our design concept incorporates safety features and fixtures to make your home as comfortable and accessible as possible.
An aging in place design checklist can include a variety of elements. Two of the most common examples are:
- Ramps or a no-step entry through the front door for wheelchair access or increased convenience
- Handrails and grab bars throughout the house, particularly in tubs and hallways.
Additionally, we may suggest interior design solutions such as altering the placement of light switches, adding new faucets that are easier to turn, and installing wider doors.
We understand that each of our customers has unique needs. That is why our plans can be customized to fit your specific circumstances.
Maybe you need something simple like adding new doorknobs or lowering cabinets and drawers. Or perhaps you need a complete overhaul.
Whatever your situation, our design team will work to ensure you will be comfortable in your home. Not just today, but for the foreseeable future.
Kitchen modifications could include:
- Larger cabinet pulls
- Pull-out shelves
- Lower counters for wheelchair access
- Moved sink faucets for easier access
- Front controls for stove or oven
Master bath modifications could include:
- Grab bars in bathtubs
- Curbless shower for wheelchair access
- Temperature-balanced valves
- Installation of pocket doors
- Taller toilets
Part 2 / Planning for Your Quality of Life at Home
Your comfort at home matters. We help you to feel comfortable by first identifying the wellness factors that affect your health. This enables us to support you in coordinating the personal care and community resources you need.
Then, together, we outline and create a customized plan with you. This provides you with a more complete solution for your immediate and long-term needs at home.
What are some of the biggest accessibility issues in homes?
The Importance of Lighting and Technology
One of the biggest issues in the homes of seniors is lack of proper lighting. Dark hallways, poor outside lighting, and an overall lack of natural light can create trip hazards throughout the home. Additionally, dim lighting in closets, around the tub area, and by the stairway can also be dangerous.
Lighting design solutions can include:
- Installing indirect lighting to reduce glares and shadows
- Adding motion-activated lights outside
- Ensuring all light switches are easy to find and reach, even in a wheelchair
Another primary area to focus on is technology. Today’s smart technology makes tasks like turning on lights and adjusting the thermostat easier than ever.
While there can often be a learning curve for seniors, new technology can help people of all ages live comfortably in their home. With just a few clicks on their phone or by saying a few words, homeowners can control many aspects of their house without having to move around.
Part 3 / Hand-to-Hand Approach / Customized Plan
Our approach ensures a completely individualized plan that you help create with a trusted and reliable personal connection. We act as your advocate, but you determine what programs and health care services best meet your needs.
This means that you make the ultimate decisions, but you don’t have to handle all the details yourself. We will be with you every step of the way to tailor a Live in Place Plan™ just for you.
Why Choose Live in Place Designs?
Over 20 years of designing and building experience combined with 15 years of care coordination solution experience. In other words, the Live in Place Designs team knows how to create accessible spaces that allow individuals of all abilities to live comfortably in their home as long as possible.
Our home solutions add both functionality and safety to our clients’ homes. We’re so confident in that fact that we offer a warranty on all of our work to ensure customers are truly satisfied. It is part of our promise to be there for you every step of the way – even after the work is finished – to make sure our design solutions work for you.
Whether it’s a completely remodeled house based on customers’ intuitive use and needs or a brand new idea or product created for a unique situation, our aging in place design specialists and architects work with older adults and disabled individuals to create a space that is right for them.
What Our Clients Say / Testimonials
Best contractors you will ever have. The addition they did for us was so perfect, it surpassed our expectations. Imagine that?
We have had plenty of contractors work for us over the years. Some good. Some not. Only Jim and Glenn sat with us at the beginning, analyzed what we wanted to do, and made suggestions on how the project would be better with their expert recommended changes.
Everything they did came out exactly as they told us it would. All their materials were of high quality and their work was flawless.
Very competent and reliable. Hiring them for another job for the 2019 season.
Dependable, caring, experienced craftsmen. A rare find these days.
No surprises or the usual excuses. Respectful and trustworthy. Enough said.
Lori was a great help to me…. through this very difficult time and decision making she was kind, considerate, knowledgeable, and instrumental.
I trust Lori 100% with my care, so much that I have listed her as an advocate for me in my will! She cares for people at a deep level and is one of the few that puts peoples’ well-being before profit.
At a very difficult, dark time…. with little help or hope for a successful outcome… I came upon Lori. She helped me not only professionally but emotionally… with knowledge and compassion. I will always be grateful. Thank you for you!
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