Aging in place and accessibility - Always worth consideration
Considering that people age and accidents happen it is possible that at some point there will be an issue within a home that reduces a person’s mobility. When this occurs it is likely individuals can find themselves dependent upon the use of a wheelchair, walker or scooter device.
As people age, the simple act of maneuvering around the home becomes trickier. Often times these are the points in life that it is realized the space within the home and accesses in and out of the home are compromised and need to be updated.
It is rare that a home is built with the limitations handicaps and aging in place bring. Most traditional builders do not build with the foresight that narrow doors and an abundance of stairs might eventually be difficult for maneuverability. Builders don’t build with questions such as “How would I access this narrow door?” or “How would I access this stairway?” with the same thinking as someone with a handicap or some years under their belt. Consumers don’t often purchase homes thinking about the golden years or the accessibility issues accidents can bring.
Accessible living solutions - Aging in place - Independent living
Topnotch Construction believes that accessible living solutions within the home is a need that has not been filled within the home construction industry. Our accessibility and aging in place remodeling projects look at all aspect of aging and accessibility needs. Handicap accessible renovations look into home modifications that make the difficulties of aging and handicaps bring lessened if not eliminated. Enhancements will improve not only daily life but overall safety as well. Aging in place is becoming a more viable option for seniors and their loved ones. Many times people would rather not move late in life and prefer the idea of maintaining independence and caring for themselves. With simple modifications to your home, this option helps make many dreams of independent living a reality. Handicap is not a synonym for unable to, in fact it often makes one more determined to be independent.
Everyone’s needs are a bit unique. Some only need to meet a temporary need while others need permanent solutions to everyday dilemmas. Our handicap construction design team will come to your home and meet with you to access your needs and requirements. This in turn allows us to identify where area modifications are necessary to enhance your accessible living solutions.
Our Long Island accessible homes feature easier access in and out, wider doors as standard and open floor plans will be the norm. It is important to note that homes will be built with multiple bathrooms in which at least one is built with shower access that does not involve a traditional tub. Small modifications such as these will allow the next generation to age in place with less issues then what faces elderly and handicap individuals today.