Senior home modifications for a safe & accessible home
Many older adults wish to live independently (age-in-place) in their own home for as long as they can, and many are able to do so as long as their home environment remains safe and accessible. As we age we can be faced with decreasing mobility, and navigating stairs and accessing small or tight spaces in our home may not be as easy as it once was. Our homes can become hazardous, and particularly for those that use walkers and other mobility aids. Seniors in Stride provides home modifications and solutions to ensure that your or your loved one’s home remains as safe as possible as your/their physical needs change. From widening thresholds, modifying washrooms and kitchens, to correcting and fixing outdoor walkways, we will ensure your space is safe, accessible and comfortable.
Is it time to talk about home modifications for your home? Contact us to book a consultation and review your options.
Senior home modification services can:
- Provide a safety assessment of your home
- Review barriers and modifications with clients
- Provide customized floor plans
- Oversee home adaptations, remodeling and apparatus installation as necessary to include kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room, stairs, threshold/entryways and walkways
- Provide training and education
Some of our home modifications include:
- Handrail and grab bar installation
- Bath and shower adjustments
- Adjusting the height of toilets, counter and cabinets to ensure comfortable access
- Adjusting taps, handles and door locks to ensure manageability
- Installing/improving internal/external lighting
- Anti-slip flooring
- Widening thresholds
- Adjustments to doorways, walkways and ramp installation
Please contact us to learn more of our services and how they can help you.
Do you know about the Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit?
For those that may not know the Ontario government’s Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit program was terminated in January 2017. Therefore, 2016 taxation year is the last year one can claim this tax benefit. To qualify for the Healthy Homes Renovations Tax Credit, you must be 65 years or older, or living with a senior relative and making modifications to your home for safety and accessibility. If qualifying you could claim up to $10,000 within a taxation year and receive 15% back on eligible expense. Visit the Ontario government web page here to learn more.