What is Aging in Place, or Universal Design? Aging in place is a term used to describe a person living in the residence of their choice, for as long as they are able, as they age. This includes being able to have any services (or other support) they might need over time as their needs change.
To be clear: the act of aging in place takes place during a period of time in an elderly person’s life where they can have the things that they need in their daily life, while maintaining their quality of life.
The reason this distinction is important is because many people think aging in place will fix the problems they have in their lives. The only problems that can be fixed while universal design are the ones that a person has planned for (i.e. finances, health, personal or health care, etc.).
Have you got an aging in place project that you need completed? Maybe you’ve been thinking of doing some home remodeling to stay in your home? The professionals at Independent Construction have got the knowledge you need to help you stay in your home. We offer aging in place services in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas, Independent Construction, is the company to call. We offer flawless interior and exterior designs to help an elderly person live safer in there home. In order to do that, we offer a good plan that focuses on your quality of life and covers your self, home, finances, care and other items should be created as early as possible. This plan should be maintained over time as your situation changes. At Independent Construction we bring a solid integrated construction service that assures perfection from start to finish.
Aging in Place
Aging brings changes to us all. As a person begins their universal design experience, it is important for them to consider and plan for the changes that will happen to them and what impacts these changes will have on their lives. As we age, our bodies and capabilities change.
Examples of changes you might experience are:
- Reduced vision
- Decreased muscle strength or endurance
- Reduced mental processing capabilities
- Increased risk of falls due to balance
- Increased risk of illness
- Reduced hearing
- Decreased mobility
These changes happen to most everyone in one form or another. Knowing that this is the case and choosing to have a plan to universal design means you will have a greater change to control your quality of life and independence. To learn more about our services contact us or give us a call anytime at (570) 561-9445.