About You

In a study by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) found that:

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  • For nearly one-fifth of the respondents, the most convenient floor plan was having one level to navigate.
  • Some 62% planned for social activities, which can influence design decisions if they intend to entertain guest.
  • Those who were not likely to stay in their homes mentioned stairs as a concern more than those who were likely to remain (33% vs. 14%).
  • Significant vision and hearing loss occurs in about one in three adults ages 65 to 75.
  • It is estimated that relatives provide about 80 percent of the caregiving for older persons.  Often they must make changes to accommodate the physical needs or limitations of a parent or older relative.  One in four (26%) of the participants said they had or will have to modify their homes.
  • In an AARP study, 70 percent of the respondents who had made modifications to their homes cited safety as the primary reason.

Home Self Survey

  • How long do you intend to stay in your home
  • How long have you lived in your home
  • When was your home constructed
  • What do you enjoy most about your house
  • What obstacles do you face with daily living activities
  • What barriers do you encounter in you path of travel once you arrive at your house to your front door or entryway, kitchen, dining, bathroom or bedrooms
  • Are there areas of your house/yard you no longer can access
  • Are there activities you no longer can enjoy due to a barrier
  • Do you use a walker, cane or wheel chair
  • Do you require assistance in the bath room to use the toilet or tub/shower or need assistance to transfer in or out of the tub/shower or toilet

 

You can remain in your home longer with your best friend.
You can remain in your home longer with your best friend.
As we age, our spatial needs change and your home should accommodate these changes.
As we age, our spatial needs change and your home should accommodate these changes.

About Your Project

  • When do you plan to start making the modifications to your home?
  • Will others be helping you make the decisions of which modifications to make?
  • Do you have a date of when the modifications should be completed?
  • What is the budget for these modifications?
  • Will your insurance help pay for these modifications?
  • Do you have orders from your Doctor that these modifications need to be made?
  • Do you know of a Contractor you would like to perform this work on you home?
  • Are the aesthetics of your home important to you and are part of your decision to make these changes?