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When people are in Summerland, BC, and are close to the end of their careers, they might be looking for wheelchair accessibility and other remodels so they can continue living in their property for years. This lets you have family and friends stay for visits and reunion and retain the furniture, routines and decorations familiar to you. While you may be healthy for a long time to come, aging-in-place contractors can ease the transition into retirement.

Handyman Connection specialists can conduct an array of aging-in-place service projects. If implemented correctly, these remodels make your home easier to keep up. They can also make your house better to get around in while using wheelchairs and other mobility aids such as walkers and electric scooters. This remodeling can, in addition, make support for seniors more convenient, so you can take better care of your husband or wife and keep them with you longer.

Whether you need minor upgrades and repairs to stay in your home or want a complete remodel, call the Handyman Connection contractors in Summerland, BC. We can answer all your questions or plan for a free estimate.

Structural Remodels for Senior Care

  • Widening of halls and doorways to make them wheelchair accessible for seniors can be important for aging-in-place remodels
  • Installation of electric chair lifts for stairs or elevators can make living at home a real possibility
  • Single story homes are a must for today’s seniors. We can help remodel your home to age in place comfortably without having to walk up and down stairways

Remodeling Outdoors for Aging-in-Place

  • Brick or siding replacement and upgrades can end the trouble of ladders and painting
  • Deck repairs can keep you and your visitors safe, and remodeling such as new ramps and widening access can make navigation easier
  • Landscaping changes such as plants that are easier to preserve can reduce the need for gardening, weeding and watering

Bathroom Remodeling for Retired Life

Upgrading and expanding tiny bathrooms can help you live at your residence during retirement by:

  • Installing grab bars
  • Replacing faucets so you don’t have to twist and exacerbate
  • Increasing turnaround space
  • Installing a bench in the shower for safety
  • Adding overhead lighting in the shower stall
  • Installing bracing around the tub and toilet to prevent dangerous falls
  • Raising toilet seats
  • Separate spaces for caregivers

The Little Stuff Makes a Difference in Retirement Remodels

  • Installing non-slippery tiles and replacing of worn rugs with new carpet of 1.5-inch pile can make wheelchair accessibility simple
  • Minor changes like doorknob replacement with levers and easy open windows and blinds, thermostats moved to easier-to-reach places, switches and outlets near entryways, and installation of emergency 911 switches can make retiring at home independently more convenient

Front Doors and Ramps for Aging-in-Place

  • Flooring that isn’t slippery can keep you safe
  • Additional lighting, unraised thresholds and garage additions make senior living and care for aging adults easier
  • Wheelchair accessibility ramps to front doors, back doors and in garages can make coming and going less stressful for retirees

Adapting an area of your home for you to stay in so caregivers can be with you while you age in place can be perfect. Ask about changes to a single bathroom or the addition of an electric chair lift to make this possible.

Contact the retirement remodeling contractors at Handyman Connection in Summerland, BC, to learn more and prepare for a comfortable, secure retirement home.