How To Remodel Your Home For Retirement

Making Your Home Fit Perfectly Today and Tomorrow

What is “Aging in Place”?                                                                      
Having the mental and physical capability of living in one's own home as they age; not having to move from one's present residence to receive care or services in their later years.

What is “Universal Design”?
Universal Design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people to the greatest extent possible without the need for adaptation or specialized design.

As we move through our lives our circumstances and needs change, and with that so does what we want and need from our homes. Does this mean that at every stage of your life you need a different home? No, but it does mean that periodic modifications of your home will allow it to stay as well suited to your life as possible and allow you to fully enjoy the home that you love for years to come. There are many improvements that can be made now and in the future as your needs change.

If you bought your home either before you started a family or while your children were young, your home most likely isn’t senior friendly. Safety issues are a great way to get started on your home remodel. You may need to increase your home’s space or improve its layout. Here are a few ideas for a kitchen or bathroom remodel that you might consider.  

Kitchen Remodel

      Raise the height of your dishwasher to help with loading and unloading

      Install motorized adjustable height counters and sinks

      Have the cabinets lowered and add pullout shelves for easy reach

Bathroom remodel

      Install a comfort height toilet

      Install bracing in the wall for future grab bars

      Walk-in bathtubs and barrier free showers

 Some of our most popular requests are:

      Install a comfort height toilet

      Threshold and entrance ramps, smooth floor transitions

      Installing lever door handles and faucets and rocker switches for lighting

      Widening doorways and hallways

      Non-Slip Flooring

With health care costs continually on the rise, you may be looking to the future to make sure you can safely stay in your home for years to come. 

 <span style="font-size:12px;">Median Annual Rates* are calculated based on the following:<br>  Homemaker Services - hourly rate multiplied by 44 hours per week, multiplied by 52 weeks<br>  Home Health Aide Services - hourly rate multiplied by 44 hours per week, multiplied by 52 weeks<br>  Adult Day Health Care - daily rate multiplied by 5 days per week, multiplied by 52 weeks<br>  Assisted Living Facility - monthly rate multiplied by 12 months<br>  Nursing Home - daily rate multiplied by 365 days</span>   
Median Annual Rates* are calculated based on the following:
Homemaker Services - hourly rate multiplied by 44 hours per week, multiplied by 52 weeks
Home Health Aide Services - hourly rate multiplied by 44 hours per week, multiplied by 52 weeks
Adult Day Health Care - daily rate multiplied by 5 days per week, multiplied by 52 weeks
Assisted Living Facility - monthly rate multiplied by 12 months
Nursing Home - daily rate multiplied by 365 days
CORE Remodeling Services works hard to be known as a reputable and honest company. We hope this article helps you better understand “Aging in Place” and “Universal Design” remodeling choices as life changes. Contact CORE Remodeling Services any time at 888-959-2673 (CORE) or by contacting us to discuss your project questions.