OUR PROCESS

Step 1: Initial Assessment

We begin with an in-home assessment that includes meeting with the individuals in need, decision-makers, and/or closest caregivers.

Our collaborative assessment includes brainstorming to identify and consider everything from current home safety and other immediate concerns to issues relating to a longer-term, proactive plan.

We will walk you through all that is needed to create or develop your customized Live in Place Design Plan©, including a review of:

  • your budget,
  • desired timeframe,
  • your home remodel or build concept, and
  • lifestyle and personal preferences.

Step 2: Design Agreement

We present you with a design agreement prior to proceeding. Our design and project planning fees begin at $250 and are applied to your total project cost once services are retained.

Step 3: Project Design

If the remodel or build portion of your Live in Place Design Plan© requires support from additional professionals, we can work with your current architect and/or designer, or we can collaborate with our preferred local architects and designers.

We will also assist you with product and material selections and arrange site visits from subcontractors and suppliers if needed. We provide a timely and accurate estimate to carry out your Live in Place Design Project© that will include:

  • Construction drawings,
  • your Life Choices Profile,
  • a project agreement, and
  • an outline of a timeframe for your Live in Place Design Project©.

Step 4: Preparations

We will continue to work with you on last minute design modifications to finalize your product selections, order/special order materials, and make changes to your Life Choice Options© prior to the start of the project.

We also submit and follow through with necessary permitting, schedule a pre-construction walkthrough, and prepare the work area for your project to begin.

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Step 5: Construction Begins

We will complete your Live in Place Design Project© hand-to-hand.

In regular meetings, we will review work in progress and address any concerns you may have with your project.

We will be with you every step of the way, including scheduling and managing final inspections and completing a final walkthrough with you to ensure you are 100% satisfied with the remodel/build phase of the project.

Step 6: Follow-up

We form long-term relationships with our clients and understand your needs will change over time. We will see your Live in Place Design Plan© through the first thirty days after completion of the remodel/build phase of the project.

At any time thereafter, we offer follow-up visits on a consulting basis to address any changes or additional needs you may have with your home and Life Choice Options©.

Follow-up and Consulting

Our commitment to you with our hand-to-hand approach extends 30 days after the completion of your Live in Place Design Project©.

Needs are sure to change over time. As individual and family needs evolve, we are available to provide follow-up support, update your design plan, and see you through the process and any new challenges that may be faced.

This may include providing up-to-date information on all resources and relevant community and vendor services, an annual wellness assessment, and/or annual home safety assessments.

Consulting services are available ongoing on an as-needed basis or can be scheduled at regular intervals depending on your preferences. Fees are on an hourly basis or a flat rate depending on the project.

Changing Needs

Compared to the prices charged for facility care, remodeling a home or initiating a design-build for living in place is by far the most cost-effective and desired solution.

The cost of facility care can be difficult for many to afford, even those with a strong financial plan. Often facility care may not even be needed or appropriate.

Facility care is also definitely not an eventuality. However, if needed, Live In Place Designs can be structured to help you transition seamlessly to assisted living, nursing care, or memory care. If changes in health status or abilities would make another level of care more appropriate, we would play an important role in facility placement.

We would start by identifying the changing needs. Then, by partnering with community resources, we would help you select the right facility and even help facilitate the residential move itself through one of our local partners.

Once the relocation was successfully completed, we would continue to check in with you, provide any follow-up consultation needed, and even help list your property with a reputable, industry-expert real estate agent.

  • Facility placement
  • Moving and relocation assistance
  • Real estate listing

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