Aging in Place Lowell
As a person gets older and struggles with a lack of mobility or a condition that leaves them disabled, they must choose between whether they want to remain in their current home or move into a new home that is more accessible. However, remaining in one’s current abode doesn’t preclude accessibility—with an aging-in-place remodel, a home can be safe, comfortable, and accessible. To learn more about aging in place Lowell and the remodeling services that our team can provide, reach out to us today.
What Types of Renovations Can Make Aging in Place More Comfortable?
At Doppler Construction, Inc., we can provide a range of remodeling services designed to make aging in place more comfortable for you or your loved ones. Some common remodeling choices that we recommend to make a home more aging-in-place-friendly include:
- Lowering countertops and light switches. For someone who is in a wheelchair, sinks, countertops, cabinets, and even light switches may be too high to reach, causing the wheelchair-bound person to strain or leaving them unable to access basic things in their own home. By lowering countertops, cabinets, sinks, and light switches to a height that someone in a wheelchair can reach, a resident will experience more independence. We can also install no-touch lights.
- Installing grab bars. For those who are elderly or disabled, bathrooms can be a dangerous spot with a high risk of falling. To make things safer, our team can install grab bars throughout a bathroom, primarily near the toilet and bathing areas.
- Making a shower wheelchair accessible. Another way that we can improve bathroom safety is to convert a shower so that a wheelchair can roll into the shower. By removing the lip, a disabled person never has to worry about standing in the shower or the risk of falling.
- Installing ramps. If a person who lives in a home that has stairs eventually requires the use of a wheelchair, the stairs can be very prohibitive. We can convert small sets of staircases both in and outside of the home to wheelchair ramps. We can also install wheelchair lifts for larger staircases.
- Widening doorways. Another consideration for a person who is in a wheelchair is whether the wheelchair will fit through narrow hallways and doorways, both of which are especially common in older homes. A solution to this can be widening doorways and hallways to allow for the wheelchair to move without constraint.
Why Work with Doppler Construction Inc.?
At Doppler Construction, Inc., we know how emotional it can be to have to consider saying goodbye to a home you’ve loved for years because you’re aging and worried about mobility. When you choose our team, we’ll work with you to design effective solutions for aging in place Lowell. To learn more about our remodeling services and our team, please reach out to us directly today to request a quote and get started.