What is the difference between Living In Place and “aging in place”?
Many people wonder. I break it down for you in this video.
Aging in place is a term that brings awareness and planning to baby boomers and beyond. According to AgingInPlace.org, 9 out of 10 people want to age at home. To help people make that happen, the organization focuses on their finances; personal services such as therapists, aid, etc.; home modifications; mobility; legal needs; patient care; technology; taking care of a parent; and maintaining lifestyle.
Living In Place focuses on the actual structure of the home by educating and creating awareness of different types of modifications that can be incorporated throughout a home, along with approved products and manufacturers that meet the CLIPP requirements. Our focus is to help make homes safer, accessible and more comfortable no matter what the age of a person is by using proper planning, design and construction techniques.
As an interior designer, I know first-hand how resistant people can be to make certain selections because they are afraid it means they are “old”. My mom did not want a grab bar in her shower because she thought they were ugly. In a future post, I will show you how far they have come and what a beautiful statement they can make in a bathroom.
Did you know that less than 3% of the homes within the United States have the one or more of the following:
- A zero-step entry into the home
- Wider hallways (> than 36”)
- 32-36” wide interior doorways
Let’s face it…you never know what tomorrow will bring.
Life happens and can come at us fast. I’ll teach you things to consider to make sure your building or remodeling process give you the greatest return in terms of lifestyle and profits (should you decide to sell). And if you own rentals, you can market them in new ways based on these tips.
I believe in designing for life, and I’m passionate and committed to educating others about how to Live in Place through proper planning, design and construction.
When I people to create a safe, accessible, and comfortable home environment that is so personal, it becomes perfect for now AND their futures. They settle in with peace of mind and have a beautiful home to make many memories in.
I work closely with my clients to create a strategic plan and elevated design. Depending on their needs, I will take the project all the way through construction to installation or act as their design coach/advocate to help them cross the finish line.
I look forward to sharing more with you. Please send me a message if you have a specific area of the home you’d like more information to help you live better. I will bring you expert advice and recommended projects all geared toward providing excellent quality, function and style.
Till next time…
Have a beautiful day!