Aging In Place Modifications

With Certified Aging in Place Specialists on staff, Handyman Home Pros Total Home Care is committed to helping seniors that want to stay in their current homes for as long as possible. In addition to seniors, anyone who has had an event that has altered their home livability needs can benefit from a consultation from our trained modification team.

We offer a variety of services and modifications that can help individuals remain independent and stay in their homes safely and comfortably. Some of the modifications that we offer include:

Grab Bar Installations

All of us can lose our balance, slip and fall when getting in and out of the bath, getting up or down on the commode and in or out of the shower. Grab bars are an easy solution to minimize the risk of a fall, especially for seniors. We all know, the more livable a home is for a senior, the longer they will be able to enjoy their home and our goal is to make their enjoyment last as long as possible.

Contact our team today and schedule a home livability assessment with one of our National Association of Home Builders Certified Aging in Place Specialists. We are ready to help you.

Handrails

One of the areas around a home that be cause the most falls is the front entrance and the transition into the garage. Installing Handrails at both locations is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to minimize the risk while adding safety. Well-placed, attractive handrails can give someone added comfort in knowing that they can easily and safely enter or exit their home with minimized risks due to height changes or the weather impact of snow or rain.

Have one of our home safety specialists evaluate your entries and exits to see if they need safety improvements for your protection.

Anti-Scald Faucets

Anti-scald valves are installed in faucets to prevent hot water from leaving the tap and accidentally burning someone. The valves were designed to protect children, elderly people and others with sensitive skin. They also offer protection from a sudden burst of hot water in the shower when the cold-water supply is temporarily redirected to another faucet or flushing toilet. It seems we have all had this happen at one time or another and it’s no fun. 

Widen Doorways

Many homes, especially older homes, have doorways that are 24”, 28” or 30” wide. For persons that might be using a walker or confined to a wheelchair, 32” or 36” doorways are recommended for interior doorways to provide ease of movement between rooms.

Widening interior doorways is a great way to provide for livability designs to meet our needs as we age, allowing us to stay in our homes longer.

Ramps

If you or a loved one could benefit from a ramped entrance to your home, our team is ready to help. With our training from the National Association of Home Builders, we stand ready to assist you with ramp modifications to your home. Give us a call today and ask for a in-person site assessment to help us better understand your needs.

Anti-Slip Flooring

According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 1 in 4 adults aged 65 or older fall each year.  And, out of these falls, 20% lead to broken bones or head injuries. So making smart and safe flooring choices is super important as you get older. The more consistent you can be with your flooring , the better off you’ll be (and your home will look larger and nicer, too).  

If you would like an in-home consultation from one of our Certified Aging in Place Specialists, we would be glad to schedule a visit and share with you current information about minimizing risks with anti-slip flooring surfaces.

Raising Toilet Seats

Individuals who are shorter in stature, approximately 5’4” or less, report preferring standard-height toilets, with a seat height of 16 inches or less. Taller models are preferred by those over 5’4”. Additionally, seniors find that taller models make it easier to sit down comfortable while retaining physical control and standing up without over-exerting themselves.  

Understanding that our time in the restroom should be hassle-free, give the team at Handyman Home Pros a call and let us review toilet height adjustments that would be right for your family.

Handles and Doorknobs

As we age, our ability to grip and twist door knobs gets diminished. Lever handles are a great way to keep functionality for opening and closing doors but add the ease of use that makes it easier for seniors. Also, when considering kitchen cabinetry, elongated handles are much easier for seniors to grasp and pull versus small round door knobs.

With an in-home evaluation from Handyman Home Pros Total Home Care, you can select the right handle and door knob modifications to make to your home to increase its livability usage for everyone in your home.