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Aging-In-Place

Incorporate Aging-In-Place and Universal Design into your home plan for a future-proof dream home that will meet your needs as you age.

What is Aging In Place?

It’s a term used to describe how homes can be designed to make them easier to live in as you age—whether that means adding safety features, luxury amenities, or anything else that makes life a bit more comfortable. For older adults, it can make a huge difference in whether they have to move out of their homes or continue to live independently. The Aging-In-Place design will afford you many more years to live safely and comfortably in your home and in your community.

Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist

CAPS Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist

Why City Homes?

We’re known for great design and exceptional construction, and now, we’re fully accredited through the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB’s) comprehensive Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) program. The CAPS program teaches us about what products, features, and amenities are important to add for families as they age (those same features make life easier for children and people with disabilities, too). This includes rough-ins for future changes that could be much more expensive or even impossible to do once building is complete. And it ensures we can build you a dream home that meets your wants, needs, and wishes right now and long into the future.

What is 'CAPS' and why it's important!

As Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (CAPS), our team is highly trained to expertly assist clients in constructing or renovating a secure and accessible home. Our commitment to universal design principles ensures that the home incorporates features for enhanced safety and well-being, such as walk-in tubs/showers, zero-step home entry, elevator installations, widened hallways, slip-resistant flooring, and easy-grip faucets. At City Homes, we prioritize the concept of "right-size living" and collaborate with you to create a home that suits your family and lifestyle, no matter your unique requirements.

CAPS Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist

Features and Benefits

For our Aging-In-Place projects, we adhere to Universal Design: the concept that all designs (products, technologies, buildings, and environments) should be aesthetically pleasing and usable by the broadest range of people, regardless of their individual levels of ability or mobility, age, gender, or physical stature.

Why is safety important to me?

City Homes knows specific industry features and products that can make the home safe from falls, burns and poisoning. Talk to us about how to:

 

  • Improve the lighting inside and outside
  • Improve floor surfaces and furniture placement
  • Make the kitchen safer
  • set up a medical response system
  • Prevent accidents in the bathroom and toilet

Why is ease of use important to me?

City Homes can help source aesthetically pleasing modern day products that will make it easier for you in your day to day living now and into the future.

 

  • Levers, hooks, handles, and grab bars have easy access at all times or support behind the wall for grab bars to be added later.
  • Hallways and doorways are opened up to accommodate a walker, wheelchair or baby stroller to allow easy access around the entire house.
  • Rocker light switches that can be tapped or pressed make it simpler for those with arthritis.
  • Efficiently designed for low physical effort and minimum fatigue.
  • Appropriate spacing for approach, reach, manipulation, and use regardless of user’s mobility and age.

Toe Kick Lighting

Multi Handle Stairwell

Zero Threshold Walk-in-Shower

Zero Threshold Entry

Elevator (Inside)

Bidet Toilet

Elevator (From The Hall)

Adjustable Shower Head & Shoulder Height Niches

Easy to Reach Appliances & Lower Countertop Height

Walk-in Tub

Wider Doorways - 42"

U-Hook and Lever Handles

Toe Kick Lighting

Multi Handle Stairwell

Zero Threshold Walk-in-Shower

Adjustable Shower Head & Shoulder Height Niches

Easy to Reach Appliances & Lower Countertop Height

Wider Doorways - 42"

Zero Threshold Entry

Elevator (Inside)

Bidet Toilet

Elevator (From The Hall)

Walk-in Tub

U-Hook and Lever Handles

What are my Next Steps?

If you're interested in learning more about Aging-In-Place, ask us! Whether you're building a new home or remodeling your current one, we'll help you figure out what will serve you best right and what changes might need to happen down the line so that your dream home can continue being your dream home for as long as possible

Our Projects

Take a look at a few of our recently completed aging-in-place and multi-generational homes.

Aging-in-place cottage

This home is thoughtfully designed for aging in place with two master bedrooms conveniently located on the main floor, ensuring easy accessibility for all residents. With additional features like grab bars, non-slip flooring, and wide doorways, this home prioritizes safety and independence, making it an ideal space to age in place comfortably.

Empty Nesters Cove

This aging-in-place home offers the convenience of one-level living, providing everything needed on the main floor for easy accessibility. Additionally, it is elevator-ready, ensuring a future-proof design that can accommodate changing mobility needs.

Nantucket Coastal Retreat

This home is thoughtfully designed for aging in place, featuring an elevator that provides easy access to all levels, eliminating the need for stairs. With its emphasis on accessibility, this residence offers a safe and comfortable living environment for residents of all ages.

eclectic glam

This multi-generational home is equipped with a finished mother-in-law suite, providing a comfortable living space for extended family members. Furthermore, its elevator-ready design ensures future accessibility and convenience, making it an ideal choice for aging in place.

Minnesota Mountain Modern

This home is designed for aging in place, featuring an elevator for seamless access to all levels. The convenient upstairs living arrangement includes a laundry room and a home office, providing both functionality and comfort for residents.

eclectic glam

This condo offers the best of both worlds, with elevator access for convenience and a customizable design that caters to aging in place needs. Residents can enjoy a comfortable and accessible living environment, tailored to their changing requirements as they age.

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