Wish to stay in your home, but not sure what you need?
The Jewish Association on Aging as part of AgeWell Pittsburgh has launched a home modifications program to help seniors maintain their independence by remaining in their home.
According to a recent study by AARP, nearly 90 percent of seniors want to stay in their own homes and age in place. The JAA and AgeWell’s Home Modifications Program helps customize seniors’ homes and allows seniors to maintain their community and freedom.
“This program affords you the luxury of living, aging, and engaging in the comforts of your own home,” says JAA Care Navigator Nadine Kruman. “The anticipation is that this is the new way to age in a functional environment.”
The JAA will work with seniors and their family members to make the necessary modifications to their home so the senior can continue to live independently and safely. Adaptations can range from simple projects like replacing cabinet doorknobs with pull handles to full-scale construction projects like wheelchair ramps and widening doorways.
The National Association of Home Builders forecasts that the aging in place remodeling market is between $20 billion to $25 billion, or about 10 percent of the $214 billion home improvement industry.
For more information, call 412-420-4000 ext 2252 for a free in-home evaluation.