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Age in Place – Make Your Home in Atlanta, Buckhead, Emory, or Elsewhere in the Surrounding Georgia Areas a Safe Haven
If you would like to age in place and remain among the familiar comforts of home as you grow older, the design / build professionals at Adapted Living Spaces / ALS Contracting can help. With a few well-planned, age-friendly modifications to your residence in Atlanta, Buckhead, Emory, Druid Hills, or elsewhere in the surrounding Georgia areas, you can create a safe and comfortable environment within which to enjoy your later years.
The option to age in place is becoming more popular after retirement. The costs associated with assisted living are on the rise, and this trend can only be expected to continue as the number of people who are living longer increases. With baby boomers aging and living longer, the number of seniors at home is rising steadily, while the number of available caregivers is correspondingly on the decline. All things considered, if you prepare in advance, aging at home can be a much less expensive – and much more satisfying – alternative to an assisted living facility.
The right physical environment can go a long way toward creating a rewarding age in place experience. The good news is that you can begin making the necessary changes at any time, and the process does not have to involve costly renovations. For example, consider that the risk of falling poses one of the most significant threats to the health and independence of elderly adults. As such, your first priority in preparing your home to make it more manageable for your “future self” should be to prevent falls. ALS suggests the following affordable ways to do so:
- Install grab bars and grips in bathrooms
- Place slip-resistant flooring in wet areas like bathrooms and kitchens
- Eliminate throw rugs and secure or remove carpeting, especially in bathrooms and on steps
- Affix sturdy handrails in stairways
- Add sufficient lighting and easily accessible switches, particularly in entryways, halls, and stairs
As a proud member of the National Aging in Place Council, ALS has the knowledge and expertise to complete home accessibility modifications of any size and scope. In addition to helping you prevent falls, we design and install walk-in tubs; roll-in showers; wheelchair ramps; accessible cabinets, shelves, and appliances; chair lifts; and much more. These home modification options will make your home even easier to navigate as you age in place. Contact us today to learn more about how to age in place safely and comfortably in Atlanta, Buckhead, Emory, Druid Hills, or the surrounding GA areas.