Empowering Families Dealing with Disabilities

Just over 1 in 4 of today’s 20 year-olds will become disabled before they retire, according to the U.S. Social Security Administration Fact Sheet on February 7, 2013. Disabilities restrict in varying degrees, including broken bones, arthritis, cancer, cerebral palsy, stiffness, and other conditions that contribute to an activity limitation.   Many of these disabilities cause mobility limitations that require a wheel chair, crutches or walker and in many cases cause difficulty navigating a conventional home floor plan.

Adaptable Home is committed to helping your family create a living environment that encourages mobility, safety and a place everyone can call home.  Adaptable Home is a Certified Aging in Place Specialists (CAPS). “CAPS professionals have been taught the strategies and techniques for designing and building aesthetically pleasing, barrier-free living environments. The CAPS program goes beyond design to address the codes and standards, common remodeling projects and their costs, product ideas and resources needed to provide comprehensive and practical aging-in-place solutions.”  (AARP, 2007)

The following video, was produced by the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids and does an exceptional job showcasing how custom homes can fit the needs of all family members.

Bruce Grifhorst and his team would love to sit down with you and your family and discuss the specific needs your family has. Bruce and his team start right from the beginning of the process with the architectural design. They are committed to incorporating safe accesses and offering mobility options with your specific disability or long term plan in mind. Whether you are building a wheelchair accessible home or are planning ahead for aging in place and independent living, Adaptable Home can help you achieve the dream concept you envision for your new home.