As the Baby Boomers age many of us find ourselves taking care of aging parents or other relatives. According to Caregiver.org “65.7 million caregivers make up 29% of the U.S. adult population providing care to someone who is ill, disabled or aged.”
That’s a lot of people caring for adults who are ill, disabled or aged.
“More women than men are caregivers: an estimated 66% of caregivers are female. One-third (34%) take care of two or more people, and the average age of a female caregiver is 48.0.” also according to Caregiver.org. What this means is that most of the people doing the care taking are women and many of them are working outside the home full time. More than ever families are taking notice of aging in place concepts. People want to make their home a place where their loved one can live comfortably and with as much independence as possible. Retrofitting a beloved home is often one of the best ways to do that.
It’s important that your home is designed for the way you live your life. If your home is difficult to navigate in a wheelchair life is going to be considerably more stressful in an already stressful situation.
Remodeling your home to accommodate wheel chairs, walkers and scooters isn’t as difficult as it may seem. Schedule a call with Mike to learn more about remodeling your for aging in place seniors. It’s a free consultation on your schedule.