Modify Your Home: It's All About You!

Stay in Your House After You Retire By Making Simple Modifications

Staying in your house means no worries. You won't need to purchase into an expensive retirement home or retirement community when all you need to make is simple modifications to your home.

For total comfort and care, the single best advantage to staying in your house is the ability to pursue and maintain your comfort level at very affordable prices.

Installation of grab bars, specialty cabinets, bathroom fixtures, or creation of "in law suites" will fulfill your dreams of achieving total privacy and peace of mind for the rest of your life by staying in your own house.


CALL 410-823-6421




Modifying Bathrooms for Senior Citizens

" Three elements are critical in lavatory design: the clearance underneath the sink (for those who use wheelchairs), the height of the sink (for those who may have difficulty bending from the waist or for others who are seated in chairs), and the faucet hardware (for those who have hand dexterity problems)."

Click here to read the article from Homemods.

Elder Home Modification Booklet: The Doable Renewable Home

"According to most gerontologists, personal happiness in later life is the direct result of an individual's continued physical activity and involvement in everyday life. But for some of us, diminishing physical abilities can make daily routines difficult to manage. Climbing stairs, bathing, meal preparation, or household repairs can become complicated as our bodies change with age."

Click here to read the full booklet.

More here about the booklet.

Elder Home Modifications

From an article entitled: " A houseful of ideas for safe living - for the elderly and disabled - includes related information on preventing falls and on resources..."

"...for many seniors, the best option is to remain at home...

It is relatively easy to modify a home to accommodate an older person, explained Fisher. (For example, by placing a $13 doorknob extender over a round doorknob, one can relieve the frustration of not being able to open and close doors.) But few seniors think of home modification as a way of becoming more independent. Fisher attributed this to a reluctance to admit they are having problems getting around the house out of fear they will be sent to a nursing home. "Many times they don't want to risk their independence by admitting to their physical limitations," she said."

Later in this article, the author writes, "

Educate yourself, your parents, friends, and home contractors on ways to modify and retrofit to accommodate the needs of the elderly. You can find this information at local libraries, or write for The Doable, Renewable Home (Pub. No. D12470), a 36-page booklet published in 1991 by AARP that explains design concepts and products that help make homes more comfortable for older occupants who experience physical limitations. The booklet lists publications that give helpful advice on adapting a home and names of manufacturers of grab bars, door lever hardware, and automatic door operators. It's available free from: AARP Fulfillment, 601 E Street, N.W. Washington D.C. 20049."