City Homes, a certified aging-in-place specialist, can help you create a home that is adaptable over time — with safety and accessibility features that allow you to live independently, without sacrificing style and comfort.
What is Aging In Place?
City Homes has long been committed to the concept of “rightsize living,” meaning we work with you to build or remodel a home that works for you, your family, and your lifestyle - whatever that may entail. We believe in building beyond the design by making choices that make your home last a lifetime.
Aging-in-place is when a person lives and ages in their residence of choice for as long as they wish or are able to. Investing in specific home modifications gives individuals the peace of mind they need to safely live independently.
Certified Aging-in-pLace Specialist
As a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (CAPS), our team has gone through extensive training to better guide our clients in building or remodeling a safe and secure home that incorporates universal design elements. Such wellness amenities include: walk-in tub/shower, zero-step entry into the home, elevator installation, widened hallways, slip-resistant flooring, and easy grip faucets.
Kitchen modifications can help a person continue to live independently and safely. Hard to reach counters, sinks and appliances make cooking difficult and can potentially lead to accidents.
Kitchen modifications can include: lowering countertops and sinks, installing accessible appliances, easy grip faucets, easy-to-read controls, and more.
While some people might be hesitant about the idea of installing an elevator in their home, installing an elevator or lift can make all the difference when considering a long-term home to age in place. An elevator is a simple solution to prevent stair-related accidents in disabled or aging individuals.
Bathrooms are the most dangerous room in the home for those with mobility issues. To minimize risk we recommend installing walk-in showers, a raised toilet, non-slip floors, and adjustable height shower heads.
If you look closely, this home features a zero-step entrance. A zero-step entry is exactly what it sounds like: an entrance with NO steps!
The truth is that the likelihood of an adult aged 65 years or older falling drastically increases! So much that based on a 2018 study by the CDC, 27.5% of adults aged 65 years or older reported at least one fall in the past year (35.6 million falls). Incorporating a zero-stair entrance means that the homeowners can safely and securely
enter/exit the home without the fear of falling.
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