The need for age-friendly housing increases.
There is an emerging populations of seniors in Alberta. According to Alberta Seniors and Housing, there will be more than 923,000 seniors in Alberta by 2031. That means about one in five Albertans will be over the age of 65. As this population ages, the need for age-friendly housing increases. More and more seniors will choose to stay in their own homes as long as possible in order to stay independent and connected to a community they are comfortable in.
Studies have shown that 93 per cent of seniors want to remain in their home, while another survey states that 85 per cent of senior homeowners have done nothing to prepare their home for their changing needs. This goes to show that most seniors just don’t know where to start. That’s where Little Things can help.
Home renovations that promote aging-in-place.
There are general contractors that specialize in age-friendly home renovations to make homes for seniors more accessible so they can age-in-place. They might offer a full spectrum of construction and management services to help you or a senior in your life create an age-friendly home in order to safely maintain their independence. Using smart design and innovative remodeling they can renovate a home so that the homeowner can continue to enjoy their home for as long as possible.
The first place to start is to identify and create a list of what you or your senior loved one need and want in the home that is currently not in place. Those items could include installing pull-out shelves in the kitchen under the counter to allow you to work from a seated position, installing non-slip flooring in the bathroom, height adjusted toilets or grab bars in the bathtub. You might need a ramp going up to your front entrance, a grab bar near the doorway or to have more accessible light switches and sensors inside and outside of your home.
Age-friendly renovations in Edmonton
If you’re not sure exactly what you or your senior loved one will need in order be the most comfortable and safe in the home, talk to a professional general contractors in Edmonton.