The majority of Americans over the age of 45 want to continue living in a familiar environment throughout their maturing years. According to the AARP, older homeowners overwhelmingly prefer to age-in-place, which means to live in your home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age or ability level. Unfortunately that’s not something we often think about or plan for until it is too late.
A Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) has been trained in:
“My mother was 80 years old, but didn’t want to leave her lifelong home. We had the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists at DeHaan Remodeling make improvements to her home. A new barrier-free bathroom and wider doors have made all the difference for her. The impact on my mother’s life was profound. She became more self-sufficient, more confident and happier.”
We start out by learning more about your specific needs and assessing your home to find potential problem areas. We’ll provide our recommendations on ways to improve accessibility and comfort in your home as you grow older.
Modifications can range from the installation of bath and shower grab bars and adjustment of countertop heights, to the creation of multifunctional first floor master suites and widening of doorways and hallways. As a trusted Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist in southwest Michigan, we have the knowledge and technology for designing and building enriching, barrier-free living environments.