Staying at home



Many homeowners prefer to stay in their home for as long as possible, even as they “get up in years” and need added amenities to make their homes more liveable and accessible to changing lifestyle and health issues. It’s crucial to plan ahead to make their homes as safe and user-friendly as possible.



It can be hard to imagine that tasks around the house that were once done with ease can one day pose a challenge. Anticipating the challenge and planning accordingly may allow you to remain in your home for an extended period of time. Often, with some minor modifications, most any home can be adapted to allow seniors to stay in their homes as long as possible, even with loss of mobility or other physical limitations.



In the case of Steve and Britta McKenna, their “3rd phase” of remodeling, provided a comfortable living space for Steve’s mother, Peg. See how they planned it and find tips for future planning in your own home.



Pictured at left is the McKenna’s new sunroom which is part of the remodeling that enabled Steve’s mom to remain with them.



Photo: Tim Sullivan





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