Accessible Design Services
You likely found your way to Agewise Design through a recommendation or a search for information about modifying your own or a loved one’s home.
Here are some of the situations you may find yourself in:
- You care for a loved one experiencing the natural decline of mobility that comes with aging.
- You are noticing things that you used to take for granted, like stepping into the bathtub to take a shower, are feeling risky.
- You are anticipating a surgery that will affect your mobility while you recover.
- A loved one has suffered an injury from a fall or the onset of an illness that makes returning home or living at home seemingly impossible.
- You or a loved one has spent time in a rehabilitation facility because of an injury and you want to avoid repeating it.
- You are not worried about your safety at home, but you are hearing from family members who are.
If any of these resonate with you, or you have another concern, call or email us. Don’t fear that you are committing to anything. We provide a free one-hour consultation and can arrange for a home safety assessment that will give you valuable information about changes you can make.
What should you consider when thinking about accessible design?
The main considerations are safety, comfort, caregiving, and visitability.
People typically follow one of three paths to modify their home for aging-in-place. (We represent the third choice.)
- Some take a minimalist approach hoping to make do with the least expensive, least disruptive modifications.
- Some take a traditional approach and hire competent contractors. However, many contractors lack the specialized knowledge needed to design client-centered modifications that will work over the long-term.
- Some take a progressive approach and hire specialists who are client-centered and focus on meeting their short- and long-term needs.
How We Work
We offer a complementary initial consultation:
- Meet to develop a clear picture of your situation and objectives.
- Review and evaluate the current use and condition of your living spaces.
- Identify potential solutions.
- Determine if there is a good fit between our expertise and your needs and expectations.
After the Initial Consultation
Most people have an idea of what they want at the conclusion of our initial consultation.
- To schedule a home safety assessment.
- To order and install assistive devices.
- To remodel or build living spaces. But they want to know their options and costs first. We advise them to hire us for several hours of design time. We take detailed field measurements, create floorplans in CAD with various options, research specialized products and write specifications, and meet to review and revise the plan and specifications with them. With a clear plan, we give them an estimate of the cost for us to build out the design. Or they present the final drawings and specifications to other contractors to bid on their project.
Are You Ready to Transform?
Contact us for a complimentary initial consultation that focuses on your needs and identifies options and approaches to making living spaces safer and more convenient.