Many times, knowing what needs to be done to your High Point home to make it safer and easier to live in can be difficult.
Having a local High Point professional come visit your home, so they can talk with you about your needs, goals and perform a home assessment, is generally the best course of action.
For instance, finding a local Occupational Therapist, home Remodeler or other such contractor or professional who is trained, certified and experienced with home assessments, home modifications and remodeling, would be great.
You can read more about many things that you can do to your house to prepare it for later life in our Aging in Place Home Ideas section. Below, we’re also providing information about several modifications that aren’t thought about that often.
Aging in place home modifications
This is a growing list of common aging in place home modifications and accessible remodeling. Check back, as we’ll continue to add to it.
Vertical platform lift – Whether for your porch or deck, or even the inside of your home, a vertical lift can help increase access and safety.
Accessible bathrooms – You can find a full list of home modifications for your bathroom, including all the features such as accessible showers, on our aging in place bathrooms page.
Accessible kitchens – Making your kitchen easy to use, safe and much more enjoyable. Find out more on our accessible kitchens page.
Stair lift – Sometimes called a chair lift, these handy chairs help getting up and down stairs a breeze. (And, much easier on you!)
Incline lift – Not something you see all the time, but incline lifts are another way to traverse up stairs or other inclines to keep safe.
Ceiling lift – This isn’t a common aging in place home modification. But, for many who are caring for someone with a debilitating disease, they provide so much assistance.
Vehicle lift – Though not a home modification, but important if you’re still driving, but use a wheelchair or powerchair to get around day-to-day.