Aging In Place Home Renovation

Aging In Place Home Renovation

Are you a senior that is planning on enjoying your retirement stage in life? If  that's you may considering thinking about "aging in place" Tulsa home repair and remodeling. Maybe you are researching on how to provide for your aging parents or another loved one with a physical issues. The majority of seniors want to continue living in their Tulsa or Muskogee homes so remodeling their house to accomodate the changes they need for living in their home makes a lot of sense.

For the most part retirement homes have a lot of advantages. That said, most seniors would like to stay in their houses and to be in the familiar place where they live. If you want to be in your home as long as possible, call us as soon as you can for an evaluation and estimate of the Muskogee house repairs and remodel you need to stay in your home. 

There are many programs available for Muskogee senior adults that can financially assist them for expenses of home improvements if they qualify. There is information available at: ElderCare.gov. Refinancing your home or applying for a reverse mortgage to help you in paying for the Tulsa home repair and remodel that is needed to have you continue to live in your home.

Here is a list of ideas for aging in place home remodels.

Electric wheelchairs are usually larger than manual wheelchairs so figure your home renovation with an electric wheelchair.

  1. Make wider doorways - Doorways will have to be wider beyond a normal 32 inches to fit an electric wheelchair.
  2. Installing a ramp on the inside and outside of a Muskogee home for easy access.
  3. Lightswitches and outlets will have to be moved lower for an individual sitting in a wheelchair.
  4. Easy open door handles on exterior and interior doors of your Tulsa home. (see below)

FLOORING:

  1. You may need to consider removing or changing to non-slip ceramic tile floors. Even though it last a long time and very easy to clean, tile can be hazardous when wet.
  2. Carpet is the softest flooring available, but it also is the most difficult to clean.
  3. Using a wheelchair? Adding a ramp to an uneven room would be a great idea.
  4. Consider adding a handrail for security is a good idea as well.
  5. Add a nightlight near ramps and handrails and in the kitchen and bathrooms.

MULTI-STORY HOMES:

A lot of Muskogee senior adults have put in a chair lift or elevator to gain access to the second floor of their house. If your second floor is not  often, think about closing it off with a door that goes to the second story. You will save on Tulsa utility bills as well. Many motorized chair lifts are about $3,000 to $4,000, and an elevator install is usually about $20,000. The Renovator OK will be here to assist you in completing your Tulsa home repair and remodel in a fast manner and within your budget. You will love our great company.

BATHROOM REMODELING:

  1. Bath Tub: Many senior accidents happen in the bathtub and shower. You may want to add a shower or walk-in bathtub with hand held bars that installed by professionals.
  2. Sinks: Cold and hot water faucets and the mirror should be able to be reached and seen from the wheelchair.
  3. Toilets: Installing a higher toilet so you can get on and off easier. This is an easy solution that will prevent a lot of falling and cause less injury to a senior adult who has knee problems.
  4. Flooring: Does your bathroom have ceramic tile? If it does think about replacing it with carpet or linoleum. Both types of floors are softer. You can buy linoleum that is slip resistant. Thick padding under your floors will decrease the chances of injury that is caused by falling.
  5. Automatic nightlights could help seniors see better in areas like a bathroom or closet.
  6. Installing a lower nightlight between the bed and bathroom can decrease falls as well.

KITCHEN REMODELING:

  1. Lowering the countertop 30 inches so it is can be more accessible for a senior adult in a wheelchair. /li>
  2. Installing slide in-and-out cutting boards is good for people in wheelchairs.
  3. All the outlets should be able to be reached from a wheelchair. So add additional plug-ins in the "sides" of your cabinets.
  4. Having a professioanlly installed a micro/convection oven in the lower cabinet will also help folks in wheelchairs keep independent.

OUTLETS / LIGHT SWITCHES:

These could be lowered and raised to accomodate a person using a wheelchair.

"Childproof twist" to the plug-ins, can be hard for those with limited ability. You may need to remove them.

Remote control dimmers are good at to dimming the lighting while watching tv or reading to keep the room from being too dark when moving around.

Stairs and uneven flooring (including ramps) needs nightlights shining on them.

If desire to live in your house and keep your independence, our company will design a safe home for you.

 Call our company today and see how we can help you enjoy the comforts of your house while remaining independent and safe.

Every estimate is at no cost to you. Contact us or call anytime to speak to one of our experts about your Aging In Place home project. 918-260-1423.