Aging in Place
Aging in place is about creating homes that are safe, comfortable, and secure, allowing our customers to remain as independent as possible—regardless of their abilities. Planning for these modifications and making structural changes to your home can help you continue living there as you age. Universal design can be both functional and beautiful!
Aging-In-Place Modifications Are for You If...
- You have mobility needs that keep you from really enjoying your home
- Your home is not currently as safe as it needs to be
- You would like to invite an elderly parent to live with you, but need your home modified to be accessible for them
How Affordable are Home Accessibility Solutions & Modifications vs. Moving into Assisted or Senior Living Facilities?
The cost of the addition of a lift, ramp or elevator, or modifications to the bathroom are much more affordable than moving into a nursing facility or assisted living. Below is a breakdown of the average yearly costs of moving into a nursing or senior living facility, vs. the purchase of an accessibility solution.
The Importance of Working with a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist
Because we are dedicated to helping people maintain their lifestyle in the home they love, Lifeway is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). CAPS designation identifies businesses that have been trained to help retirees and older adults remain in their homes safely, independently, and comfortably. This program was designed by the National Association of Home Builders in collaboration with the 50+ Housing Council and the AARP.
A CAPS professional:
- Meets the housing needs of the age 50+ population
- Has been taught strategies and techniques for designing and building aesthetically pleasing, barrier-free living environments
- Identifies and/or makes home modifications or changes to help people live independently in their homes at later ages
- Finds solutions to common obstacles that make homes unsafe or uncomfortable
Creating safe, accessible homes for independent living, Lifeway is a full-service remodeling company that specializes in providing products and services that allow homeowners a means to stay in their current home that is appealing to the homeowner as well as to any and all guests.
A stair lift from Lifeway Mobility can make your house feel like home again!
Stair lifts provide a convenient, and safer way to go up and down the stairs for people with limited mobility. Lifeway Mobility Columbia offers a variety of stair lifts for straight, curved, and outdoor staircases, including used and rental options. Lifeway’s stairlifts are professionally installed onto the stairs by our trained & certified technicians, and service is available after installation.
Learn more to help you select the best stairlift from for your home & mobility needs.View Product
Improve accessibility & independence with a wheelchair ramp from Lifeway Mobility!View Product
Wheelchair ramps provide a convenient way to access a home or building for wheelchair users or those using other mobility aids such as a scooter or walker. For people with limited mobility, even a few steps or a high threshold can be difficult to navigate. Lifeway offers a variety of wheelchair ramps to overcome entry barriers, including short-term and rental options. Our local accessibility experts can help you choose the ramp that best meets your needs and space, and it will be professionally installed by our own technicians.
Learn more about wheelchair ramps from Lifeway Mobility
Safely access raised entryways, porches, & decks with a wheelchair platform lift.View Product
A wheelchair lift, also known as a platform lift, is a space-efficient accessibility solution that eliminates entry barriers & enables those using wheelchairs or power chairs easy access to their home. Lifeway offers wheelchair lift models from the top manufacturers in the industry that provide a smooth and quiet ride, and increased independence at home. We thoroughly understand all the equipment we offer and can help advise where it will work best for your home access needs.
Let Lifeway help you choose the best wheelchair platform lift for you and your family!
Transfer aids provide an easier way to move people with mobility limitations to and from a wheelchair, bed, toilet, bathtub, or shower. Lifeway offers a variety of transfer aid solutions, ranging from ceiling lifts and patient lifts to grab bars and poles for transfers in the bathroom, bedroom & throughout the entire home. Our transfer aids will not only improve quality of life, safety, and independence for the user, but also improve safety and reduce strain on caregivers.
Learn more about our solutions that can make transfers easier at home and lower the risk of falls.View Product