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 provides a simple and safe way to go up and down your stairs. Lifeway Mobility Erie offers a variety of stair lift options, including straight stair lifts, outdoor stair lifts, and custom curved stair lifts—many of which can be professionally installed within just one day. Rental and used options are also available. We offer installation in the greater Erie and Cleveland metro areas and provide service after installation. Remain safe and independent in your home with a stairlift from Lifeway Mobility!View Product
Wheelchair ramps offer 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 pose a dangerous risk. Suddenly the place where you’ve always felt safe seems riddled with obstacles. Lifeway offers a variety of ramp options and our team of accessibility experts can help you choose the one that best meets your mobility needs. With the addition of a wheelchair ramp, your house can feel like home again!View Product
A wheelchair lift is a cost-effective accessibility solution that provides independence for wheelchair and power chair users and anyone else who has limited mobility. Lifeway offers wheelchair lift models that provide a smooth and quiet ride. The lifts we sell and install come from the top manufacturers in the industry, and we have the expertise to help you select the right equipment for your wheelchair access needs. We thoroughly understand all of the equipment we sell, and can advise where it will work best in your home or building.View Product
For those who have trouble navigating the stairs, residential elevators are a safe, convenient and even stylish alternative to a stair lift. Access and enjoy your whole home, regardless of number of floors, how much space you have, or the design of your house—there’s a solution for every home. Lifeway’s home elevator experts take all of these factors into consideration, and we can recommend the best product for your needs.View Product
Transfer aids can dramatically reduce the number of injuries resulting from the handling of patients and residents in both institutional and home care settings. Lifeway offers a variety of transfer aids, such as ceiling lifts, and grab bars and poles, that can provide safer transfers for those with limited mobility.View Product