May 092012

The idea of aging in place is growing in popularity. As Baby Boomers get older, we’re seeing a widespread demand for resources that will accommodate them in their homes long term. According to a poll conducted by AARP in November 2010, nine out of ten people 65 and older expressed a desire to remain living in their homes (as opposed to moving to an assisted living facility) as long as possible. It certainly sounds more appealing to stay in one’s community amongst friends and family than moving to a nursing home and forfeiting independence.  But the truth is, as we get older, our needs change.  Even the healthiest and active elders require that their environments adapt to make life easier.  And there is often a wide gap left between wanting to stay in one’s home and actually being able to.  

Advance Concept Construction has provided many seniors and persons with disability the environmental modifications they needed to make their homes accessible and safe.  We provide free estimates and will discuss your options.  Kurt Bowker, General Manager, has over 20 of experience in construction and as a paramedic in both rural and urban areas.  He is uniquely qualified to show you your options and what will work best in your home.  Based in Albuquerque, we service all of NM.

As I mentioned in my last article on kitchen remodels in this blog, kitchens are one of the most used rooms in a house. People not only cook there, but there is also a tendency for it to be the center of activity in many homes. It’s where we have our morning coffee, where we often times eat our meals, and where we share with friends and family. For this reason, I have decided to dedicate the first article in the Aging in Place Series to outlining ways to remodel your Kitchen to create a safe, useable and comfortable room.