Are you one of the over 80% of adults who wants to remain in your home as you age and your abilities change?
Are you concerned about the safety of your parents who want to remain independent in their own home?
Have You Heard Of Aging-In-Place?
AK professionals are certified Aging-In-Place specialists
-UNIVERSAL DESIGN is a relatively new paradigm that emerged from "barrier-free" or "accessible design." It is a design focus that describes designing and building a home to accommodate its owner's physical needs for today and into the future. However, UNIVERSAL DESIGN and new home construction are not mutually exclusive terms. Some of the building industry's strongest universal design advocates say they have been inspired either through their own personal experience coping with life-altering disabilities or by clients with special needs; and many of these clients had a strong desire to stay in their current family home! Seeing the increasing need for this type of planning and design, AK's designers went through training and certification to become Certified Aging In Place Specialists (CAPS.)
-Safer BATHROOMS and KITCHENS:Whether you're remodeling due to a disability or just planning for the future, keeping safety and accessibility in mind is always AK's policy. Bathrooms that pose hazards from slipping and falling because of wet floors and accessibility issues can be remodeled to a safer standard. Kitchens can be remodeled with ease of use, sanitation and improved lighting in mind. Ranges with stove controls at the back may be dangerous for an older person with limited mobility who must reach over a hot cooktop to turn off a burner. Your safety is AK's first concern when analyzing home modifications for aging-in-place. As a CAPS remodeler, we are fully qualified to handle home modifications on a need basis, from ramps for wheelchairs and motorized scooters to multiple features for making everyday activities easier for the aging population.