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Aging In Place Safely, Home Remodelling Ideas for Greater Victoria

Aging Real Estate Options Victoria BC Aging In Place Safely, Home Remodelling Ideas and Tips.

Peter and Linda Pfann assist many Aging couples and individuals that would very much want to remain in their own home. Peter is A Certified Senior Advisor as well as a Senior Real Estate Specialist.

Making changes to a home so you and or your loved one can live in it longer is a growing trend among Baby Boomers and their parents.

Modifications that ensure a safe and comfortable lifestyle can range from simple to incredibly expensive. However, resources are available to help you decide which remodelling should be done. A qualified specialist can do a home assessment for you and assist you in determining your needs. Contact VIHA in Greater Victoria BC for additional local resources.

To get in touch with one, all you need to do is contact your local Home Builders Association or visit the Canadian Home Builders Association website.

Here are few common aging in place remodelling ideas to get you started.

  • Install grab bars for the toilets and tubs in bathrooms to help prevent falls

  • Fasten down rugs or floor runners, and remove any that are not necessary
  • Install lever door handles in place of knobs
  • Install a walk-in tub and/or a tub seat
  • Place microwaves or any other appliances on counter tops
  • Apply non-slip tape on indoor and outdoor steps that are not carpeted
  • Replace standard light switches with rocker-style switches
  • Install more or brighter lighting
  • Increase the width of doorways and hallways where possible, and remove obstacles.
  • Install an elevator or chair lift
  • Install a handicap accessible vanity in bathrooms
  • install elevated dishwasher or one with drawers for easy access
  • Replace old stoves with induction cook tops to help prevent burns
  • Replace ceramic tile floors with hardwood or vinyl for easy standing
  • Install a closet system that features pull down rods
  • Reduce the amount of furniture in order to open up space and reduce risk of tripping.
  • Replace front and or back door steps with ramps for easy access.
  • Install more exterior lighting.
  • Install a monitored security system with a health or emergency feature.
  • Have a buddy system with your neighbours to be able to seek and or offer assistance when needed.
  • Have a network of reliable specialists able to provide assistance in various areas of your life, for
  • convenience, support and wellbeing.

If and when You want or need assistance with aging in place remodelling ideas or to assess your own living arrangements and or your property, please feel free to contact Peter or Linda Pfann (250) 213 - 9490 info@pfanntastic.com or www.pfanntastic.com

Ask Peter and Linda Pfann for a free copy of the home safety assessment tools, published by CMHC, these reports offer easy to follow tips, suggestions and checklists for seniors and those that care for them.

Victoria BC Aging In Place Home Remodelling Ideas , We will always give you honest and confidential information and assistance, we have produced many reports, resources, don't hesitate to ask how we can best assist you.

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Peter Pfann,

CPCA, ABR, SRES, E-Pro, IMSD, Master ASA, C-CREC, Associate Broker.

Text or Talk To Peter @: (1) 250 - 213 - 9490  

peterpfann@gmail.com  www.pfanntastic.com

Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, BC, Canada, @ Fair  Realty Since 1986.

Regional office: 1540 Fort St Victoria, BC V8S 5J2

 

Comments

Hi Peter and Linda. You guys are truly serving your community well with your advice for seniors with your Aging in Place ideas for Safety and Remodeling. Many baby boomers do want to stay in their homes longer. I will be bookmarking this list for myself, since it will work for me in Texas too.

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com) about 9 years ago

I have a hear for seniors, so I really enjoyed this post. BTW, that is a PHANNtastic looking couple in that first photo!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) about 9 years ago

Hi Jerry,

Thank you for the compliments, yes most of the tips are pretty much universal and please do use them for your area.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

Hi Joni,

we work with many aging people and those that care forthem here in Victoria, and as such we are always on the look out for tips and suggestions for their wellbeing.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

Peter/Linda, We too work with many seniors and many do want to stay in the comfortable surroundings they are used to. Your list is a terrific reference!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) about 9 years ago

HI Larry and Sheila,

Thank you for your feedback, we know that most people have a tenancy to collect things over the years, that carry some significance and some of those end up becoming actual obstacles and trip hazards in ones home, and it is a smart idea to remove them if possible

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

This is an important issue as we Boomers age. Here in Ontario, it has become part of the provincial election in October.

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) about 9 years ago

what a great list.. not a bad idea for all , not just seniors.. :)

Posted by Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC, Selling the Upstate since 1989 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner) about 9 years ago

Hi Janice,

As we now have such a high proportion of our population getting up there, it is a political and real life issue all over North America, which will require a huge shift in thinking about many many issues as side from the health, financial political topics.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

Hi Sheila,

You are right, this list could more or less apply for all people at any age.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

Hi Peter, I'm a Victoria renovation contractor looking to focus on assisting seniors to age-in-place as the saying goes. Can you shed any light on the potential market and/or resources that might be helpful to me.

Regards,

Steve

Posted by Steve Burgess over 7 years ago

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