Aging in Place

Aging in Place

Aug 21, 2019

Sometimes, the older we get the harder it is to remain safe in our home. Aging in Place is designed for the elderly to continue to live in their own home for as long as possible. It is defined as the ability to live in one’s own home safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level. 90% of seniors want to stay in their own home and the best way for them to do so, is to be in a safe environment.

Remodeling
There are lots of options when it comes to aging in place. Many people choose to remain in their current home. If this option is chosen, modifying it can be very helpful. This may mean modifying an existing space to make it work in order to remain in their chosen home. It can also mean that additional services will come into their home in order to maintain the quality of living. Remodeling bathrooms can help by creating curbless showers and walk in tubs. Smaller adjustments include widening doorways or adding ramps to entrances and exits.

Downsizing
Sometimes homeowners decide to downsize to a smaller home. A big part of staying safe in your home includes making changes as needed. Perhaps a smaller more functional home would better suit someone getting older. Many people who reside in two-story homes later decide the stairs are not worth the risk anymore and move to a single-story home.

Have Relatives Move In
This option allows a level of independence and will save money in comparison to a nursing home or even moving. Sometimes you still need the extra help, so having family close by can be very mutually beneficial physically and financially.

Tips & Tricks
Here are a few extra ways to help you age in place effectively. Don’t use area rugs & make sure that all carpets are fixed firmly to the floor. Replace handles on doors or faucets with ones that you are comfortable using. Install grab bars near toilets & in the shower. Reduce fall hazards by placing non-slip strips on tile and wood surfaces. Place light switches at the top or bottom of stairs and remember to add night lights.

The most important factor to be able to age in place is planning. Consider your potential needs and plan for possible remodeling or downsizing if needed. Aging in place is important because everyone will get older & it helps to plan to keep one’s independence.

At Fairbanks Construction, we offer solutions such as Kohler walk-in-tubs that can significantly improve aging in place for you. Visit our website to learn more about our walk-in tubs at https://www.fairbanksconstruction.com/bathrooms/kohler-walk-in-bath/

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Shower
Inverness, Florida

After finding out about us through social media, the customers decided to give us a call and get a safety shower, because their old bathtub was too tall, and too difficult to get in and out of.

“It looks great and we know it’s safe. We highly recommend Fairbanks Construction!”

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Windows
Inverness, Florida

They needed to replace their old windows that were over 30 years old, and just weren’t keeping the house cool like they should be.

After calling us, they decided to redo their entire home, and after barely 2 days of install they, and their dog, are very happy with their brand new windows.

“I was very happy all around! It was great to work with everybody, and I would definitely recommend Fairbanks Construction.”

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Walk-In Bath
Belleview, FL

These customers were getting to a point where they needed something easier and better for them. After an initial consultation, they decided a Kohler Walk-In bath was what they needed.

“When we finally decided to do this, my only regret was that we didn’t do it sooner. We’d be happy to recommend Fairbanks Construction to anyone. You know, I think I’m becoming addicted to it!”

Bathroom
Walk-In Shower
Dunnellon, FL

Customer converted his old tub into a wheel chair accessible shower.

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Windows
Summerfield, FL

The Anderson’s upgraded their old windows that were cracking. They were concerned with security for their home.  Fairbanks construction installed new windows for better security and appearance.

Bathroom
Walk-In Shower
Ocala, FL

The Wentworth’s converted their bath into a walk-in shower. They are very happy with the transformation.

Bathroom
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The Villages, FL

Ms. Cookendorfer upgraded her old fiberglass shower with one of Fairbanks construction walk in showers with seat and grab bar.

Bathroom
Walk-In Shower
Orlando, FL

Ms. Cornelius upgraded her old discolored shower with a new bath liner. She wanted a new look with safety features.

Bathroom
Walk-In Shower
Ocala, FL

Mr . Collins was our Showering Our Heroes winner. His shower was unusable and didn’t have hot water.  Fairbanks construction fixed his plumbing and converted his shower tub into a walk in shower for easy access. Mr. Collins was very happy with the upgrade.  

 

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“I called Fairbanks Construction because I wanted a fast shower installation. I am very satisfied with my shower and how fast they did it”.  

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