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Aging in Place Home Modification
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This list represents some of the more commonly requested services that Active Homes offers.

The list covers the three main areas in the home that present barriers to safety and independence: access in and out of the home; getting up and down the stairs in the home; and managing in the bathroom.

Every situation is different because we all live in homes of various types and styles and every individual has their own special needs.


A. Living Area Modification:

Minor Modifications

  • Changing lightings
  • Color contrasting on stairs, doorways and counters
  • Easy programmable thermostat
  • Handrails/ Stair rails
  • Lever door handles
  • Lighted/ illuminated switches
  • Modified electrical outlets
  • Night lights
  • Non-slip stair strips
  • Pathway lighting
  • Slip ressitant flooring
  • Zero step entrance door retrofit

Major Modifications

  • Ceiling lifts
  • Concrete walkway
  • Custom building integrated ramps
  • Custom residential elevator
  • Garage access modification
  • Modular ramps
  • Stair lifts
  • Ventilation and HVAC upgrades
  • Wheelchair lifts and platforms
  • Widening doors and hallways

B. Bathroom Area Modification

Minor Modifications

  • Grab bars
  • Hand-held shower
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Shower seat installation
  • Slip resistant flooring

Major Modifications

  • Accessible whole bathroom design and remodeling
  • Ceiling mounted lifts for tub and toilet transfer
  • Custom roll-in shower
  • Roll-under sink and lavatories ( wheel-chair friendly)
  • Tub alteration ( for existing tubs)
  • Walk-in tubs

C. Kitchen Area Modification

Minor Modifications

  • Anti-slip flooring
  • Cabinet & drawer handle replacement
  • Ceiling illumination
  • Contrast color for counter edges
  • Task lighting

Major Modifications

  • Accessible whole kitchen design and modification
  • Kitchen work station modification
  • Pull-out shelves
  • Roll-under countertops, sink and cook tops
  • Skylights

D. Bedroom Area Modification

Minor Modifications

  • Accessible closet mangement
  • Electrical switch adjustments
  • Grab bars
  • Illuminated switch
  • Modifying/moving furniture
  • Motion sensor lighting
  • Offset hinge installtion
  • Telephone jack adjustment

Major Modifications

  • Accessible bedroom addition and remodeling
  • Ceiling mounted lifts and transfers
  • Door modification ( eg. Pocket doors etc.)
  • Doorway widening
  • Skylight
  • Window adjustments

E. Home maintenance and repairs

  • Annual home maintenance services
  • Door & window repairs
  • Electrical repairs
  • Energy efficiency /weatherization
  • Floor/carpet repairs
  • General carpentry
  • HVAC repairs
  • Plumbing repairs
  • Stair repairs