"What is Age-In-Place?"
Age-in-Place means not having to move from one's present residence in order to remain independent. Choosing to remain independent promotes a positive effect for seniors by providing them a choice in their care and living arrangements.
Patricia Nunan, CKBR, CKD, CAPS, is a A Certified Age-in-Place Specialist trained specifically to understand the unique needs of older people. As a CAPS professional, she has studied the strategies and techniques for designing and building aesthetically pleasing, barrier-free living environments. The Lifestyles Design team has the experience to be creative in finding solutions to common barriers and can provide home modifications that can help people continue living independently in their homes longer. With the help of the Lifestyles Design extended resource network people can secure necessary support services in response to changing needs.
"How can I know my Mom will be safe and comfortable in her home, without spending thousands on putting her in a nursing home?"
Lifestyles Design touches the lives of many people of all ages and abilities. We take great satisfaction in not only creating new living spaces, but also in creating greater independence and dignity for the people we serve. They include:
Comparing the Costs
Choosing to renovate can save thousands in a very short time. A recent renovation of a one story addition - with a bedroom, storage, laundry closets, and a full bath (including a roll in shower) - cost just a little more than one year's stay in an assisted living community for an elderly couple. It’s worth the time to compare options.
"No one should be forced to move because a home does not meet their current needs."
- Patricia Nunan, Lifestyles Design
Restoring Dignity Through Age-In-Place Design
“I went back four months later just to see how things were going and she was a different person. She came out of her room fully dressed in her wheelchair, pushing herself. And with a great big grin on her face, the first thing she said was ‘I take a shower every day.’ We had given her back her dignity. I knew at that moment this is what I wanted to do with my career. It’s very rewarding to make such a big impact on another person’s life. It is a feeling that never goes away.”
— Patricia Nunan CEO, Lifestyles DesignResources
American Association of Retired Persons
Area Office on Aging
Contact your local state office
Good Morning America Elderly Series
National Association of Home Builders
Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS)
Non Medical Home Care
Bux-Mont Home Care
Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation
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