What does Aging in Place mean?
Aging in place is a term commonly used these days as we see our world changing for the older generations. The growth rate of the over-65 age group for the next 20 years is nearly triple that of the under-65 age group. With increasing disposable income, higher expectations than previous generations, longer life expectancy, greater mobility and improved technology and devices, the elderly are expected to seek options to remain living at home.
Benefits to Aging in the Home.
1. Cost- It is often less costly to redesign and remodel the home environment than it would be to relocate the individual to an institution or care facility.
2. Availability of space- As more people enter the ages where they begin to require customized living environments; there is an expected shortage of acceptable living space in “other” care facility settings.
3. Peace of Mind- There is nothing like the comforts of your own home. Prevention of falls could be attributed to being familiar with your surroundings.
4. Confidence- Quality of life comes from all aspects of your life. From the ability to remain as independent as possible to the importance of privacy, it all plays a critical part in our lives. It’s essential to have the confidence and the tools for making it possible.
How do our Certifications on Aging in Place affect you?
Accessible Home Improvements of America, otherwise known as A.H.I.A. is primarily an organization that sets industry standards and certifies Environmental Access Specialist on adapting the workplace, residence and/or general environment to promote the independence and functional ability of physically challenged and those who are aging-in- place. Adaptations may include physically changing portions of an environment to create functional access according to an individual's specific needs.
We Staff Certified Specialists
Environmental Access Specialists (E.A.S.) are trained to evaluate your home for not only immediate safety concerns, but take into consideration the future as well. Adapting your home can be more involved than needing a grab-bar installed. Our team of specialist s will perform an entire home safety inspection. We will listen to your mobility concerns, discuss your medical condition and help you determine the home modification (s)that fits your needs.
How can E.A.S. (Environmental Access Specialists) help me?
Environmental Access Specialists (E.A.S. ) are trained to evaluate your home for not only the immediate safety concerns, but focus on your future needs as well. Adapting your home can be more involved than needing a grab bar installed. Our team of specialist will perform an entire home safety inspection. We will listen to your mobility concerns, discuss your medical condition and help you determine the right home modification that fits your needs specific to your unique situation.
What is C.E.A.C.?
Certified Environmental Access Consultant otherwise known as C.E.A.C. is an organization that has built a reputation by certifying Environmental Access Specialist in the process of adapting the workplace, residence and/or general environment to promote the independence and functional ability of physically challenged and those who are aging-in-place.
Adaptations may include physically changing portions of an environment to create functional access according to an individual's specific needs.
When considering your budget?
We understand that this process maybe overwhelming and intimidating. Our team of qualified professionals are dedicated to assisting you in locating the appropriate financial resources that can help you attain the equipment or services needed. We understand ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act-1990) requirements and regulations and accept most insurances. Please don’t hesitate to share your financial concerns with us. We are here to help!
I am concerned my home will look like a hospital.
Safety does not have to mean sacrifice. We can provide customization and design to fit your specific needs without compromising the warm, comfortable appeal of your home. From installing a grab-bar in a bathroom to providing an entire home accessibility remodel, we can help you create a perfect environment that will allow you to remain in your home for as long as possible.
The inside of my home is accessible, I just need to get into my home safely.
Home entrance design challenges are a serious concern when aging in place. Thresholds, steep stairs, and other entrance structures can pose a hazard to a person with declining mobility. We can help crate a customize solution that will not only provide a safe access, but will also compliment the burb appeal of your home. We have several temporary and permanent options available.
Unsure if you are ready for your Safety Home Assessment?
Below are some questions that may help you decide:
• Do you or someone you love have difficulty getting into or out of the bathtub / shower? Do you or someone you love have concerns when entering / exiting your home?
• Have you or someone you love fallen in the past 6 months?
• Is standing from the toilet a challenge for you or someone you love?
• Do you or someone you love refrain from bathing due to lack of stability?
• Do you or someone you love have any other safety concerns and need advice?
If you answered YES to 1 or more of the above questions; maybe it is time to consider your options?... WE ARE HERE TO HELP!