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Home Modification

Home modification for safe aging in place are being driven by new generations wanting to remain in their own home in retirement years. If you’re a part of this generation, you’ve helped redefine every life stage you’ve entered. Now you’re redefining what aging, or being an older adult, means.
You may be concerned about:

  • coping with acute or chronic health conditions,
  • medicare eligibility for special needs modifications,
  •  the rising costs of long-term care, or
  • remaining close to loved ones.

Whatever the reason, you want to live in your home as long as possible. And that will mean making some renovations to your kitchen, bathroom, or entire home. Some disabled people also consider multi-generational housing. And this may also require modifications to your home or that of a family member.

Fortunately, new technology and universal design products make aging in the home easier and safer for senior citizens and new generations alike. Nowadays, you can make your living spaces stylish, easily accessible, and comfortable for everyone.

Our experts evaluate needs, provide smart solutions, and supervise every aspect of home modifications for people with disabilities.

Synergy Vision provides consulting, design, construction services, and the products you need to make your home more accessible.
This may includes:

  • Handicap Ramps
  • Door and Hallway Widening
  • Accessible Bathrooms
  • Accessible Bedrooms
  • Automatic Door Openers
  •  Low-Pile Carpet and Smooth Flooring
  • Stairlifts and Porch Lifts
  • Ceiling Track Lifts
  • Accessible Lighting
  • Emergency Exits

Of all the rooms in the house, bathrooms are along the most important spaces to remodel for seniors and people with disabilities. Doing so not only affords as much privacy and independence as possible, but is also extremely important for safety reasons, particularly when entering or exiting the shower or bath, or using the toilet.

We offer the following accessible bathroom modifications:

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  • Roll-Under Sinks
  • Walk-In Tubs with Bath Seats
  • Bathtub Lifts
  • Handicapped-Accessible Showers with Seats
  • Barrier-Free Shower Doors
  • Shower Screens
  • Handheld Shower Controls
  • Hand Grips
  • Grab Bars
  • Safety Rails
  • Wall-Mounted Sinks
  • Non-Slip Surfaces
  • Transfer Benches
  • Easy-Transfer Toilets
  • Wheelchair Turnaround Areas
  • Easy Access Storage

THINGS TO CONSIDER FOR HOME MODIFICATIONS AND HOW SYNERGY VISION CAN OFFFER SOLUTIONS

Remodeling for People with Disabilities

Many of the basic remodeling tips already shared for accessibility and safety will certainly be of value to seniors and people with disabilities. That said, there are also some particular renovations to consider for individuals coping with cognitive disabilities such as an autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, dementia, Alzheimers, or other challenges that present significant hurdles beyond physical. It is imperative in these situations to take into account how features stimulate all the senses and emotions. Being mindful of how things around the home feel, look, smell, sound and even taste can make a massive difference.

Planning Your Remodeling Project

Hiring an Expert
More important than having a vision for your project is hiring an expert home remodeler. They not only can get the job done well, but can work to customize your home to your needs.

Getting Started
Now that you have considered regulations, funding, and who you want for the job, it is time to think about what specific modifications might be beneficial to you or your loved ones.
While it’s beneficial to have some concrete suggestions in mind, you should first fully evaluate your needs and goals for remodeling. Assess your remodeling requirements with an extensive checklist.

Every area of your home can be modified to ensure accessibility and convenience. Our local construction experts can help you with the following:

Creating Accessible Approaches, Landscapes, and Doorways

Your first remodeling consideration should be how people will navigate into, out of, and through your home. Your rooms can be as comfortable and accommodating as possible, but this won’t matter if you or others can’t easily enter, exit, and move around. When looking at alternatives to stairs for people with mobility issues, the two primary options are ramps and lifts.

Need help going up or down a flight of steps?

We can install a stairlift solution that will work in your home. We install indoor and outdoor lifts that can be straight or curved, and we also offer vertical platform lifts.

Accessible Bathrooms

Of all the rooms in the house, bathrooms are along the most important spaces to remodel for seniors and people with disabilities. Doing so not only affords as much privacy and independence as possible, but is also extremely important for safety reasons, particularly when entering or exiting the shower or bath, or using the toilet.

We offer the following accessible bathroom modifications:

  • Roll-Under Sinks
  • Walk-In Tubs with Bath Seats
  • Bathtub Lifts
  • Handicapped-Accessible Showers with Seats
  • Barrier-Free Shower Doors
  • Shower Screens
  • Handheld Shower Controls
  • Hand Grips
  • Grab Bars
  • Safety Rails
  • Wall-Mounted Sinks
  • Non-Slip Surfaces
  • Transfer Benches
  • Easy-Transfer Toilets
  • Wheelchair Turnaround Areas
  • Easy Access Storage

Accessible Kitchens

Many of the principles that apply to bathrooms also apply to kitchens. Install sinks and stoves that are wheelchair friendly, cabinets at an accessible level, and valves that are lever-handled. For maximum ease of use, also make sure that:

  • Sinks are shallow-basined
  • Hose faucets
  • Pipes below the sink are insulated to prevent risk of scalding

We can help you with the accessible bedroom modifications below:

  • Built-in Beds and Cabinets
  • Bedside Controls
  • Direct Bathroom Access
  • Wheelchair-Convenient Storage
  • Easy-Access Closets
  • Reinforced Ceilings for Lifting Equipment

Disability Friendly Flooring, Electrical, Lighting, and Smart Home Technology

Flooring is a less popular aspect of remodeling around a disability or special need, but is one of the most important, and should be a consideration for every room in the house. Find a material that is durable, smooth, relatively non-porous, and firm, and that is not prone to buckling or bunching. These features will provide a surface that wheelchairs can easily roll on, something that will not be likely to cause slips, trips, or falls, and a surface that is easy to clean. Ease of cleaning can be particularly important in the case of homes with service animals.

At the most basic level, make sure all electrical controls are as accessible to users as possible. This may mean finding controls that do not require fine manual dexterity to operate. Be sure to consider all light switches, thermostat controls, electrical outlets, and anything plugged into the outlets.

We can look solutions for the following that focuses on:

  • Automation
  • Controlled wirelessly by smartphones and tablets
  • Motion sensors,
  • Voice activation
  • Bluetooth and wifi enabled systems
  • Lighting and accessible electrical switch
  • Thermometer
  • Door locks
  • Installation of vinyl or laminate flooring
  • Cork flooring
  • Wood flooring

Live a better quality of life in your home with Synergy Vision’s expertise.

As we get older, our mobility and physical strength decrease, we become prone to develop chronic conditions, and many areas of a home that were functional become challenging. Those who are elderly and those who have mobility or sensory disabilities
often require modifications to their dwelling that will help them remain there independently.

From coping with the stairs leading to a second-floor master, to ensuring someone with visual issues can safely access all parts of a house, these changes require a physical modification to the house, its structure or the addition of assistive technology People with disabilities need to adapt their home environment so that occupants can reside safely, perform tasks easier, and live independently, despite their physical limitations. Home access modifications can be as simple as adding grab bars or may  entail extensive structural alterations including replacing a stairway, adding stair lifts, having a wheelchair ramp, or removing a bathtub and replacing it with a walk-in-shower.