A trending theme in home design and remodeling that considers the potential of life’s unforeseen changes is what is being called “Aging-in-Place.”
Simply put, aging in place is having a home that is adaptable to a lifestyle disruption, allowing the inhabitants to take on the changes in stride. A lifestyle disruption can be many things – a sudden injury, a decrease in mobility due to illness, the need for an on-site caregiver, or perhaps the ability to take in a relative that has been displaced or can no longer live alone.
A local Ballston Lake firm, Live Safe Consulting, LLC, (LSC) is taking this “Aging In Place” trend head on, by offering advice and remodeling services for seniors and other folks who may have handicaps that require easier movement throughout the house. LSC owner Darryl Rock is certified as an “Aging-in-Place Specialist” and “universal design certification” by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and also an Age in Place specialist with Age Safe America. LSC is dedicated to helping people stay in their home and live comfortably despite whatever disability or declining mobility challenges they may be facing.
As a full service home remodeler with 30 years experience, Mr Rock saw an increasing request from customers seeking easier access in bathrooms, wheelchair accessible entries and improving general safety in the house. This was the catalyst to the founding of LSC. “I noticed a need for senior population to have a reliable honest company that specializes in keeping people safe in their home…for their entire life, if possible,” says Mr. Rock.
The foundation to LSC’s services is a 240 point Home Safety assessment. This is where the team at LSC will identify problem areas, and offer proactive solutions to eliminate hazards and improve egress and movement in and out of the home. From here, LSC can offer design solutions, and refer vetted specialists who can do the work. With his extensive experience in the home remodeling industry, Mr. Rock is truly a jack-of-all-trades. If his firm can’t do the work, then Mr. Rock has a Rolodex of local experts who can make it happen.
Aging in Place design and remodeling is not just for seniors, either. LSC is also a registered Veterans administration contractor. They can work with the VA grant programs so as to assist veterans who may have special needs. Younger people who are loving where they live now may also want to look into the Age in Place design to make their home more functional.
LSC is a family business, and treats every client as part of their own family. “We are the point of contact for every customer.” Darryl proudly boasts. “We practice an open line of communication with all the family members involved in the decision making.”
To find out more about Live Safe Consulting, LLC find them on Facebook and at LiveSafeConsulting.com. We know the present situation in our country dealing with the pandemic that emergencies do happen.
LSC is available to assist private home owners, occupational therapists, rehab discharge nurses and physical therapists to help their clients have a safe home. LSC looks forward to working with you.