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Aging In Place

Age in Place Safely

There's no place like home!

As we grow older, we often experience changes that may subtly disrupt our ability to perform regular tasks independently.  Seniors often feel limited in cooking, cleaning, bathing, dressing, and social participation.  Such changes may also make elders more susceptible to falls in the home. Our aging in place remodeling services will help to reduce these disruptions in the home and get you back to feeling normal and independent with your everyday tasks.

Handyman Matters offers aging in place services to help you remain independent and safe in your home.

By implementing universal design elements in bathrooms, kitchens and through the house, we can help you transform your home into a living space that functions efficiently for all ages and conditions.  Let us perform our 50 point assessment on your home to uncover risks you might be facing.

Age in Place home modifications can be made in all rooms of your home:

Bathroom Safety Modifications

Bathroom safety is something that is often overlooked until its too late. Of all the rooms in the home, bathrooms are often the most dangerous when aging and mobility issues create challenges in bathing.

Common barriers to independence in most bathrooms consist of challenges in reaching faucets and other controls because of height or type of control, i.e. round knob handles that make gripping and turning difficult. Fixed shower heads may become unreachable. Bath fixtures lack grab bars or handles for balance and lifting and toilets may be too low and close to the wall.

All of these problems can be modified easily by Handyman Matters.  Our 50 point home safety assessment will identify problems and then our craftsman will see that your safety in the bathroom is enhanced.

Bathroom modifications include the following:

  • Grab Bars
  • Wall Reinforcement
  • Raised Toilets
  • Walk in Tubs
  • Hand held showers
  • Non slip flooring
  • Walk-in shower
  • GFI Outlets

Kitchen Modifications

The kitchen can be a danger zone for someone with mobility, vision, or flexibility issues. Slick surfaces, hard to reach counters, sinks and appliances and poor contrast make cooking difficult.

Inaccessibility to the kitchen can lead to serious accidents such as a fire and can cause weight loss due to poor access. Kitchen modifications can help a person continue to live independently and safely.

Research by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that home repairs and alterations may prevent 30% to 50% of all home accidents among seniors, including falls that take place in older homes.

Let Handyman Matters professional craftsman show you how you can use universal design ideas to create space and achieve health and longevity where you want to live.

Kitchen modifications include the following:

  • Pull out shelves
  • Accessible appliances
  • Adjustable cabinets, counters and sinks
  • Hand grips
  • Easy grip faucets
  • Non slip surfaces
  • Install hanging racks
  • Install sliding, revolving, pull-down, and/or motorized shelves.
  • Install Lever handles or use knob adapters

 There’s no place like home, Handyman Matters is here to help you stay there!

And remember that all of our work is guaranteed, so, call us at (773) 235-0900 to get your project scheduled now!

 Licenses

City of Chicago — General Contractor — License TGC031540

City of Chicago — Home Repair – License 2134106

EPA — Lead-Safe Certified Firm — License NAT-120963-1

CEAC-Certified — Aging in Place Needs