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Eight Points for Bathroom Remodeling

As the over-50 market continues to grow in the Raleigh – Durham area, so has the number of people wanting to “age in place” increased, and more boomers are turning to remodeling/renovations, enabling them to remain in place and ensuring that their homes are safe and organized correctly for the long term. When contemplating an “aging in place” bathroom remodel, [...]

2019-01-03T15:16:15-04:00September 11th, 2017|Aging in Place|

Making Home Fit Your Needs

It’s a fact: Most people 50 and older want to stay in their homes and comununities for as long as possible, according to various research studies. But how to start? AARP has created a “Home Fit Guide” to help Boomers turn their home into a lifelong home. The HomeFit website (aarp.org/homefit) offers tips and resources which you can read, print [...]

2019-01-01T16:32:50-04:00July 8th, 2015|Aging in Place|

Need a Wheelchair Ramp?

North Carolina Baptist Ministry is taking orders for wheelchair ramps for residents throughout the state as part of Rampin’Up 2014. Wheelchair ramp builders statewide are participating in the annual event on Saturday, April 26. Please call the NCBAM Call Center (877-506-2226) if you have a need or referral for a wheelchair ramp. The Call Center Specialist will walk you through [...]

2014-03-25T19:50:10-04:00March 25th, 2014|Aging in Place|

Preserve Your ”Nest Egg“

In the past decade, a rapid increase of “Aging-in-Place” or “Retirement Remodeling” construction projects have begun in American homes. Today’s population is living longer than ever before. As the baby boomers grow older and start to see changes within themselves, they begin to consider remodeling. More simply put, “Population explosion” equals “home remodeling explosion!” “Aging-in-place” builders have noted a 75 [...]

2013-05-28T23:12:28-04:00May 28th, 2013|Aging in Place|

A Case for Universal Design

Most of us wish to maintain our independence throughout retirement and remain in our home forever. Planning is key to achieving this goal, and it’s never too early to start. Well planned, professional remodeling projects impact your ability to remain at home longer while protecting personal wealth. Major remodels tend to follow significant life events: (1) When a family outgrows their [...]

2012-03-28T00:02:13-04:00March 28th, 2012|Aging in Place|

Remodeling For Retirement

Generally the terms “Aging in Place” or “Retirement Remodeling” refer to living in the home where you have lived for many years, using products and services that will allow you to remain in your home for many years to come. This is the ideal scenario for anyone approaching retirement. According to AARP, 80-90 percent of those surveyed wish to remain in [...]

2012-01-06T21:34:40-04:00January 6th, 2012|Aging in Place|

Aging-In-Place Design Checklists

Have you ever wanted a quick reference for aging-in-place issues? Are you wondering how to incorporate some aesthetically pleasing designs into your projects? If so, the Aging-In-Place Design Checklists might be suited to your needs. The checklists below contain features you may want to consider for your next new construction or renovation project. They also give you a quick reference for [...]

2011-09-07T22:34:51-04:00September 7th, 2011|Aging in Place|

Preparing for a Disaster

Maureen Flak, an RN for almost 40 years, received her initial training in disaster response from the American Red Cross and USAF hospitals. Currently a Congregational Nurse for Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, she also works with the refugee community for Church World Service. Many who live in the Piedmont may have become somewhat complacent about the possibility of a “disaster” [...]

2019-01-02T16:56:58-04:00August 23rd, 2011|Aging in Place|

Renovating for the Future

By: Steve Johnson AIA, CGP Southern Evergreen Purchasing or renovating a home is usually one of the largest investments you will ever make, financially and emotionally. Many memories and special moments occur in your home, and in return it offers you years of service and function. Often, the thought of leaving your home because it no longer meets your needs can [...]

2019-01-03T16:39:08-04:00August 17th, 2011|Aging in Place|

Aging in Place Smart Tips

One out of three senior adults fall each year. One quarter of the falls result in serious injury requiring admission to a nursing home. Falls are the sixth leading cause of death for seniors 70 and beyond. Some basic steps for boomers to take in planning their new home. Locate at least one bedroom and bath on the main floor. Avoid [...]

2011-08-17T17:46:44-04:00August 17th, 2011|Aging in Place|
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