Aging in Place Home Modifications

Oct 30, 2022 | Home Improvement

Hearth & Home handymen can make homes safe for seniors or others with limited mobility. As a senior-friendly company, we do ADA-compliant modifications that improve household safety. Upon request, we will fully assess individual needs in partnership with a certified aging specialist. Let’s go over three common “aging in place” home modifications.

Easy-Open Door Handle Installation

Door handles can get more difficult to open as you age. Especially for people who develop arthritis, and other debilitating medical issues. It is best to install senior living-friendly designs for door latches and handles. Think you or someone you know has had a hard time doing seemingly simple tasks. For example, not being able to open a bag of chips. Maybe having a hard time getting dressed too. If this sounds like you or someone you know, consider making life a bit easier with these special door handles.

Grab Bar Installation

It is crucial to have solid stability and balance help in a home. But there’s one place where it is crucial. For example, the bathroom is where balance can be compromised. Slips and falls are scary things. A grab bar in the bathroom can help calm your worries. Consider Installing grab bars around the perimeter of the room. Also, you should have them put in the shower and next to the toilet. This will give you, or someone you love, confidence and a safe feeling while at home.

Custom Ramp Construction/Installation

Custom ramps enable anyone who is physically disabled. Also, it assists the elderly. Whether you are in a wheelchair or would like to move with more freedom, a custom ramp would be a great help. You want to be able to move freely around your home. All while feeling safe. Contact us if you are looking for an easy way to enhance mobility in your home.


The truth is that we all age. It’s important that we feel confident in our safety while we do so. We can come up with a game plan to make the proper modifications to your home. Contact us today if and we’ll get you started. Don’t forget our sister company, Kendall Design + Build for your next big or small remodel project.