Aging is what I’m talking about. In an article from Remodeling Magazine several good statistics bring this to light. The oldest baby boomers will reach age 65 in 2011 and the trend will peak during 2030 to an estimated 8.7 million people. Right now the average cost of an assisted living facility is $38,220 per year and 73% of survey respondents from an AARP study say that they want to live in their current residence as long as they physically can. Read the rest of the article at http://www.remodeling.hw.net/design/getting-older-staying-put.aspx .
There are so many things that can be changed in your home to make it more convenient and safe for them to do just that. The gamut runs from very simple items (i.e. grab bars, peep holes in the door for security, a shelf outside the front door to put pocket books and groceries on while you look for your keys, adding motion detection security lighting) through full bath and kitchen renovations. There is a list of suggested changes on our website under the CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist) http://blue-ribbon-construction.com/caps . Why not get started making your list now – get busy and don’t procrastinate, time is fleeting.