Aging in place
Getting older can come with many challenges. But your ability to continue living in your home comfortably and safely shouldn’t be one of them. You don’t have to leave your beloved home just because it’s not as easy to get around it as it once was. You just need the right contractor that specializes in aging in place construction. If you’re in Manitoba, you can trust the Shift Accessibility team for professional home adaptations.
Professional home adaptations in Manitoba
When homeowners and property owners require accessible home adaptations, they trust Shift Accessibility. We are certified aging in place specialists that undertake every job well and effectively.
Each client has unique needs and is often particular about disruptions to their home. Particularly the disruptions during the renovation, and the aging in place designs itself. We’re focused on those sensitivities and make it a top priority to respect the clients home and needs.
We gain the trust of our customers and we’ve earned our reputation because we’re licensed and insured. Nonetheless, we’re safe, we have full-time employees, we offer a warranty and we are qualified experts in the field of accessible home adaptations.
At Shift Accessibility, we’ve answered the call for many aging in place renovations, executing jobs that are safe, efficient and beautiful. Furthermore, our prices are incredibly competitive.
Our aging in place service
Aging in place refers to remaining independant to live in your beloved home as you get older. Mobility decreases and simple tasks become more difficult, which is where modifications come in to rectify those challenges.
The rooms that need the most attention in your house that requires accessible fittings, are bathrooms and kitchens. Such rooms involves many specific movements and handling that can easily be overlooked. Such simple tasks as taking something out of the oven can prove difficult and dangerous for someone who is less able.
Thinking of absolutely every aspect of someone’s daily life and finding better solutions is our passion. By installing innovative products, working with occupational therapists, and using our creativity we can best fit your home so you can do the things you love.
Our aging in place design process
- Solutions for Every Room in Your Home
There are many home adaptations that Shift Accessibility can make to enable getting around in your home easier. Non-slip walking surfaces, safety grab bars, and handrails help you get around without falling which commonly causes serious injuries in the elderly. Our lifts help you safely get up and down the stairs so you can give your knees a rest and not risk falling down.
As we age, our eyesight also tends to decrease. That’s why lighting is a major priority for accessible renovations. Lighted switches, motion-activated lights, and increased lighting in darker areas of the home can all help you get around with ease and not strain your eyes too much.
Shift Accessibility can do all of this and more! Because of our expertise in aging in place design, we can make thoughtful recommendations you may not have even thought about but that can still make a major difference in your everyday life.
- Renovations That Bring Convenience While Maintaining Aesthetic Appeal
If you choose an inexperienced contractor or just a “jack-of-all-trades” construction company, you could end up with home adaptations you need, but they might not fit very well with the rest of your home. Shift accessibility wants to preserve the integrity of your home as it is now. We’ll make sure that whatever features we add to accommodate your changing needs will seamlessly blend with the rest of your home.
All our features can add significant value to your home. So if you do decide to sell later on, you’ll turn a substantial profit thanks to these renovations.
- Design for the future
Benefits of aging in place renovations are valuable because they don’t just consider your needs right now. Shift Accessibility takes how your situation will change over time into account so that you can stay in your home for years to come. This can actually save you money (not to mention stress!) in the long run because you are not constantly moving around when one home can no longer accommodate your needs. Or living through many stages of renovations.
As you get older, the last thing you want to do is lose your ability to be independent. With accessible home adaptations, you can maintain as much independence as possible because your home is designed for your needs.
Recommendations from the professionals: occupational therapists
We have a skillful and adept knowledge of aging in place design. Therefore we can assess and build effective home adaptations for the elderly. Although, to take our service to the next level, we work with occupational therapists. They help us determine the exact needs of the client by getting a complete assessment of their medical and physical condition. Thus we get expert and custom recommendations according to the mobility and needs of our clients.
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If you’re in search of accessible renovaitons but don’t know where to begin. Fill out our assessment form to give us an idea about your unique situation. With this information we can better understand our aproach for your home modifications.
Take the first step toward making your home more accessible by contacting us. Our high-quality craftsmanship and extensive experience with accessibility renovations in Winnipeg can transform any house into an accessible home. Get your estimate by contacting us today!
Home accessibility tax credits in Canada
In need of accessible home adaptations? Worried about the costs? Learn about some aging in place resources and available tax credits and grants that alleviate some of the costs.
Are you looking to renovate your home to make it more accessible for someone with a disability or a person over 65 years old? Discover the home accessibility tax credit, medical expense tax credit and the disability tax credit to help you get some money back. With the federal home accessibility tax credit, you can claim up to $10,000 in renovation expenses and receive up to 15% of the costs of renovating back on your tax refund.
General home modification tips for aging in place
There are a few things you can do to your home without needing a complete aging in place design. That is, non-intrusive home adaptations you can do yourself to improve your lifestyle at home. Here is a list that you can transform on your own or with some assistance.
- Remove any clutter or obstacles from the hallways and main rooms.
- Place your furniture to create a clear path of travel throughout your home, with extra manoeuvring space at doorways and the ends of halls.
- Secure or remove any area rugs that someone could trip over.
- Paint floors or doorways between rooms in different colours, to help people with a visual impairment or dementia find their way around.
- Install low-level transition strips between any changes in height or level, or use different floor textures between rooms and at the edges of hallways.
- Get a power bar and cable organizer to keep your television, telephone and other cords safely stored where they can’t trip anyone walking by.
- Place the television where it will have the least amount of glare.
- Put corner guards on the sharp edges of tables, chairs and other furniture.
- Place elevated risers under beds or chairs to help anyone who has trouble sitting or rising from a seated position.