Many Connecticut families find themselves needing to accommodate elderly parents moving into their homes full-time. Remodeling to create safe, accessible, and comfortable spaces tailored to their needs makes multigenerational living easier. Smart changes provide independence and support successful aging in place.
Assess Physical and Cognitive Needs
Identify any mobility limitations, health issues, or memory difficulties requiring design adaptations. Assess needs for grab bars, wheelchair access, regulating lighting and noise, simplifying storage and environments, and managing access to potential dangers.
Design for Safety and Accessibility
The remodel should reduce fall risks and make your home easy to navigate. Install grab bars, replace slippery floors, widen doorways, create step-free access, and accommodate limited mobility. Focus on bathroom modifications, non-slip flooring, and grab bars/handrails throughout the home.
Create a Comfortable Private Suite
Design a bedroom, bathroom, sitting area, and custom storage tailored to their needs and style. Accommodate medical equipment needs and potential one-level living limitations. Create a relaxing respite from shared spaces to support hobbies and activities.
Remodel Shared Spaces
Also modify main living areas to improve safety, accessibility, and family connections. Create an open concept kitchen, make laundry room accommodations, and design flexible multipurpose rooms for joint activities.
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Welcoming elderly parents into your Connecticut home requires balancing independence and community. Smart remodeling tailored to physical and cognitive needs provides safety and accessibility while allowing everyone to comfortably share daily life. With thoughtful design and quality accessibility-focused construction, your remodel can successfully accommodate multigenerational living.