Valley Home Builders will be exhibiting at the Boomer, Senior Wellness & Lifestyle Expo on May 11th at the Santa Clara Convention Center. We hope to see you there!
Come and see us and learn about the concepts related to Aging-in-Place and Universal Design. Implementing these concepts in your next home remodel will allow you to comfortably and safely stay in your home throughout your senior years. Some of these concepts are:
Many of the things we take for granted in our kitchens become a challenge later in life. Cabinets are too high to reach, they don’t pull out for access to items in the back, they have drawer pulls that can’t be easily grasped, and sinks are not easily accessible to those in wheelchairs and walkers.
Wider doorways for wheelchair or walker access, low thresholds and ramps, and non-skid flooring are examples of Aging-In-Place enhancements. We will often recommend making these changes now, before you need them later in life.
We will consider lighting for your home and consider placement of switches lower on the wall, installing rocker switches that can be moved by the palm of the hand (no fingers), and shut-off systems for automatically turning off lights (such as motion detection systems).
Remote controls can be used for turning on the television, lights, alarm systems, and other household appliances.
We recommend installing grab bars and rails in showers and near toilets for your remodeled bathroom. Toilets with a lower profile and raised seat are recommended as well as a low-threshold or no threshold shower sill, and installation of a seat or bench in the shower.