We Recognize That Change Is Natural
Our mission is to encourage people who desire to stay in their homes, as they grow older, to address the physical changes that occur with age as it relates to their environment. It is a fact that we do change, as we get older, some things just become more difficult. There is not a one size fits all solution as we are all different. Some of us may have disabilities brought on by disease or accident that place restrictions on us, while others may have things such as decreased mobility or diminished eyesight that just naturally occur as we age. Regardless of the symptom, these changes affect the way we interact with our home.
The Consequences Of Not Addressing Our Physical Changes Can Be Devastating
- One third of adults 65 and over fall each year
- The Center for Disease Control estimates the average cost of a fall at $19,440
- Around 10% of these falls result in death
- Of the survivors, 50% lose their mobility and 40% lose their ability to remain independent
- The average cost of a nursing home is $75,000 per year
- There is not a cost that can be put on the loss of one's independence
- An accident can cause adult children of seniors to drastically alter their already busy lives
Be Different, Make The Smart Choice And Plan Ahead
Most people do not implement changes in their home until there is an “event”…an accident or situation that requires addressing. We want to make every effort to PREVENT the “event” if possible. For lots of reasons, continuing to stay in your home can be a wonderful choice but should be approached with knowledge of where the risks are.
How Can We Help?
ProAgeHome has trained personnel who will go through your house from the outside to the inside, looking at potential problems room by room. They will interview you to understand how you interact with your home and look for opportunities to make it safer and more comfortable. What is unique to ProAgeHome is that we not only assist you in the home assessment, but we identify solutions for every situation. The solutions are matched to specific products. Pricing on these products have been negotiated on the behalf of our clients and are combined with the necessary labor for a complete solution. We have literally taken all the guesswork out of the process. By making the implementation of these home modifications as simple as possible it is our hope that you, with our help, will initiate these changes and continue to live safely and comfortably in your own home. After all the best form of treatment is prevention.
We are experts in going through a house and identifying potential risks. We are CAPS certified (Certified Ageing In Place Specialists) and very involved in the local senior community. Our focus on aging in place as it relates to environmental change is complimented by over 20 years of experience in high-end commercial construction. Not only do we know how to get things done, but we have the discipline required of our previous experience to do it very efficiently. This minimizes impact on you. Additionally we are constantly reviewing new products so we are aware of the best solutions available to a particular situation.
We are advocates for change. To do nothing to address these physical changes is to invite trouble. Even if you have experienced no noticeable physical changes, your home should be made as safe as possible. There are very simple things, in a lot of cases, which can be addressed in the home that make it not only safer but more comfortable. In a lot of cases changes proposed are examples of “universal design” and are not geared to a specific age group but rather are designed to better accommodate ALL people. No one wants to live out their lives in an institution and would rather maintain their independent lifestyle as long as possible. The cost of making the necessary changes to your home to increase safety and comfort are often minimal especially when weighted against the potential costs of the alternatives.
By being proactive and making needed changes to your home you are effectively taking the necessary precautions that allow you to remain in your home comfortably. By making changes ahead of your requiring them, you potentially avoid a serious accident, which could drastically change your life and the life of those that care about you.