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By: Caleb Roseme Posted: Jul 27th, 2018
Senior Care

Wondering What It Cost For A Home Modification?

Our friend at ClearCare wrote a wonderful article providing the top 5 home modification costs. We are committed to keeping your loved one safe at home and hope that you find this article useful to you.

Top 5 home modifications and estimated costs:

  1. Widened doorways: Doorways that are 36” wide will make it easier for wheelchairs and walkers to fit through. Price varies depending on number of doors and modifications needed.
  2. Installing Ramps: Adding ramps to the entrance and interior of a home will help seniors with balance  and mobility issues and can be worth the cost as a safety precaution. A good contractor  should know  the right angle and size to build the ramp. Cost can vary from $800 to $2200 based on  materials and  ramp sizes
  3. Lowered countertops and sinks: Having a variety of levels of countertops is helpful if individuals want to sit or stand while working at the counter. Having appliances and the sink easily accessible  from a seated position is important for seniors to move around and do things in the kitchen with  minimal assistance. A roll under sink is also a great option for individuals in wheelchairs. Costs vary  depending on material desired and amount needed.
  4. Bathtub modifications: Replacing a bathtub with a walk-in shower provides easier and safer entry for your  aging loved one than a typical tub. If they have difficulty standing, a walk-in bathtub may work  better.  Depending on the bathroom space, you may not need additional remodeling and renovation.
  5. Levered door handles and pulls for drawers: Replace or add handles on drawers and doors with “C”- or  “D”-  shaped pulls. These pulls make it easier to open doors and drawers and are easy to install. This  simple  change  can make daily life a lot less frustrating and painful for individuals with arthritis or  dexterity issues.  Handles can  vary from $1 to $20 depending on style and can be installed fairly  quickly.
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About Caleb Roseme

Caleb Roseme is the Homecare Executive Director at Assured Quality Homecare. Caleb oversees the home care agency's operations, ensuring that all systems are in place and that everything flows smoothly. Caleb graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from the University Of Connecticut in 2007 and has a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from his eight years of working as quality assurance and process engineer at General Dynamics Electric Boat. Caleb is married and, together with his wife, is raising three beautiful children. You can find Caleb volunteering at his church or community in his free time, reading a personal development book, keeping up with the Boston Celtics, or spending time with his Crossfit community.

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