Aging in Place: What It Is and Why You Should Remodel

As we age, we start needing different accommodations in order to live safely and comfortably. Unfortunately, many of our homes do not have these accommodations, and we struggle to get through our day-to-day lives. While one option is moving into a nursing home, many of us prefer to stay in the homes we love. Thankfully, the aging in place movement can help you do just that.

What is aging in place?Aging in Place

“Aging in place” is a home remodeling method. It renovates and revamps your home to adjust to an aging lifestyle. Examples include installing handlebars to make showering easier and safer, or building a ramp along your outdoor or indoor staircases. The main goal is to ensure that elderly homeowners can live safely and independently.

Why should you remodel for senior care in your own home?

According to an AARP housing survey, 85% of older Americans want to stay in their homes for the rest of their lives. Aging in place renovations allow elderly individuals to do just that. It is also a good financial move. Moving into a nursing home is extremely expensive, often more so than any aging in place renovations would be.

What are the benefits?

  • Comfort: Nothing beats being in your own home; this will keep tensions down when times are tough.
  • Independence: The hardest thing for humans to lose is their independence. Aging in place provides the right accommodations to preserve your independent lifestyle.
  • Emotions: Staying in your own home allows you to stay within your comfort zone. This promotes mental and physical well-being.
  • Finances: Aging in place is often less expensive than staying in an assisted living or nursing facility.

At Ivy Lea Construction, we can help renovate your home to promote aging in place. Contact us today to learn more.