Adapting Your Home with Universal Design Improvements for those Aging Seniors at Home
June 20, 2011 - Author: Patricia Mitrano
You love your home, but it may be getting more difficult to live there, either because of injury, chronic condition, or just for being an aging senior citizen. Or as they say, getting old is not for sissies. Easy access, convenience and safety become a priority. In New Jersey, 13% of us are over 65 (26% of our households) more than the national average (uscensus2010data.com).
Instead of contemplating a retirement village, staying close to families, friends and established community relationships could be an option. Universal designed home modification and a maintenance contract could enable older adults to remain in their homes a few more years –or at least until the NJ housing market improves.
Curb Appeal Designs, an established reliable contractor builds ramps, installs handrails or other barrier free, universal design remodeling. Your home can be more ergonomic and work-efficient, when adapted to suit your specific needs. A stair-free entrance benefitting a grandparent would be appreciated by a new mom with a stroller as well.