Aging in Place

What is it?

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Aging in Place means remaining in one's home safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or mobility level. It means the pleasure of living in a familiar environment throughout one's maturing years, and the ability to enjoy the familiar daily rituals and the special events that enrich all our lives. It means the reassurance of being able to call a house a "home" for a lifetime.

It's also not just about having the right home in which to age in place; nor is it only about accessibility issues. Quality of life is also about one's psychological and social well-being. A Chicago Tribune article  quoted AARP's Aldea Douglas: "78% of people aged 45+ say they want to stay in their current residences...and 80% want to stay in the same community". 


What can Aging in Place look like?

  • A main-floor living space incorporating a bedroom and a full bath 
  • Roll-under countertops and cabinets
  • Bathroom aids such as grab bars, curb-less or low-curb showers, accessible tubs, raised toilets 
  • Non-slip floor surfaces
  • Entrance without steps
  • Wider doorways
  • Lever-handled doorknobs
  • Higher electrical outlets
  • Lower electrical switches

Let Us Help You Age in Place

Call or text Chris at (847) 331-4241 to set up an appointment to have our aging in place experts inspect your home and offer suggestions and ideas for aging in place modifications.

Grants Available to Seniors for Home Renovations

The United States Department of Agriculture provides home renovations grants for seniors who wish to modify their homes as an alternative to senior living communities.. To view the USDA grant page, please click here


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