Living Well at Home
Your Home, Your Life, Your Choice
Gone are the days of an age-friendly, adapted home looking like a soul-less hospital ward. Today there are thousands of attractively designed home fixtures and fittings available to make life more comfortable and convenient, whatever your age or ability. Our job is to sift through the many options to find you the best value solutions that suit your budget, tastes and needs.
We will work with you and your designer to carry out age-friendly design reviews, site audits, specification writing and product sourcing. So, whether you are embarking on your own ‘Grand Design’ or doing a simple bathroom replacement, let your imagination fly and we will complement those dreams and make it suitable for your today and your tomorrow.
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None of us knows what the future holds, but as we age, we are likely to need more from our home. Measures like better lighting and safety improvements are amongst the quickest wins, but there are many things that can make a big difference to independence in later life. Our clients tell us that they feel more confident and independent after making their home more age-friendly – freeing up time to live their best later life.
The good news is that most age-friendly adjustments are very straightforward to do, and many are either free or very low cost. Here at Living Well at Home our experts know all the tricks of the trade to make the most out of your space and your budget.
Read more about how to Future-proof my home.
It is sometimes hard to separate the emotional attachment to a home from the practicalities of living there in later life. You may worry that your home or its location isn’t suitable for later life. There may be other reasons why you want to relocate, such as to be closer to family or friends. Moving home can be exciting and daunting at the same time. It may be that with a few tweaks and adjustments, your current home is perfect to age in place We can help you to work through all the considerations with our handy checklists and home assessment services. And if you decide to relocate, we will support you in finding a suitable property.
Learn more and download our free ‘Stay Put or Move’ checklist.
An age-friendly home is one that meets our needs conveniently and safely, regardless of age and abilities. If you are very lucky, you will already be living in an age-friendly home, but the chances are slim. Only 9% of all homes in England have the basic of features that make a home suitable for all life stages (such as a step-free entrance and WC) and even fewer are fully accessible. Most properties need adjustment to make them suitable for common age-related needs and almost all homes need significant home adaptation for more complex health conditions and disabilities.
Don’t worry though, there are many affordable and simple things that you can do to make your (or a loved one’s) home more age-friendly and accessible, and we are here to help. You can do these improvements gradually over time – the sooner you start the easier and more cost effective it is.
Knowing how well your home will meet your needs puts you in control and gives you choice.
You can download guides and get advice from our friendly team of experts 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.