C O N S I D E R T H I S
A Harvard University study found that about one in five homeowners age 65 and older spent an average of $4,800 on a remodeling project.
Considering assisted living costs run about $3,300 per month, it makes good sense to invest your remodeling dollars in a safer, more comfortable environment that will allow you to be more self-sufficient and remain in your own home for as long as possible.
Modifications designed to meet your specific needs can often be completed for less than you may think.
As we age, most of us prefer to stay in our own homes rather than move to an assisted living facility. Aging in Place means living in your home safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age or ability level.
Many times simple modifications or renovations can make a home safer and allow owners to remain in their own homes. The National Association of Home Builders, in collaboration with AARP, developed the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) Program to address the growing number of consumers that will soon require these home modifications.
Dennis Lippy is one of a few contractors in the metro Atlanta area to complete the specialized training required to become a Certified Aging in Place Specialist. Dennis leads a team providing evaluation, renovation, and construction services that allow maturing adults to remain in their own homes for a longer period of time, living fuller, more independent and self-reliant lives.
As a CAPS company, we are able to evaluate the present needs of homeowners as well as to anticipate future concerns for those wishing to age in their own homes. We do this through a free audit resulting in a prioritized home modification plan.
Make your home more accessible!
- Wider doors and thresholds
- Lower thresholds
- Wheelchair space under tables, counters, and cabinets
Make your home easier to get around in!
- Stairway chair-lifts, elevators
- Shower seats
- Specialty bathtubs
- Higher toilets
Make your home safer!
- Alarm systems
- Grab bars
- Non-slip floors
- Brighter lighting
- Lighting in closets and cabinets, along stairways
Make your home more comfortable!
- Replace knobs and turn-faucets with levers and handles
- Higher wall outlets—less bending
- Lower light switches—less stretching
- Lower sinks—less bending
- Higher washer, dryer, dishwasher—less stooping
At DKLCO we recognize that adults need special environments as we age. Appreciating our responsibility to provide these environments, we do our homework—keeping our ongoing certification training current, reviewing industry research, attending seminars and workshops, and listening to our clients.
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