|For seniors, many home improvements move beyond the cosmetic care of their home –like fresh paint and new wallpaper—into renovations and changes that allow seniors to stay at home more comfortably and safely. Aging in place is the new normal.
Look for home modifications done by companies that have experience in renovations for seniors. Many organizations have check lists for improvements to bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchens that can make continued living at home easier for people with diminished balance and upper body strength, or diminished vision and hearing.
Ask and check references, review licenses and professional affiliations, and ask for names of local people who have worked with your potential builder. Discuss what you’re hoping to accomplish, and ask for suggestions. Your builder should be able to give advice on ramp placement, kitchen renovations or bathroom remodeling if you’re working with someone who has experience in access issues and senior design.
If you’re looking for home maintenance or handyman services, ask for references and call former customers. Check for reliability, honesty, and quality of work.
Maine Senior Guide showcases all the resources important to Maine seniors and their families.