Aging at Home with Dignity (Aging In Place Calgary)
Canadian Certified Aging in Place Specialist Training Centre
Most people think "living independently" means not needing any help to take care of themselves, their families and their homes; so when injury, illness or aging changes their ability to continue to live the way they're used to, many people are so afraid of "becoming a burden" that they aren't willing or able to admit, adapt or adjust to unwelcome, involuntary changes.
The reality is that few of us go through our lives without getting some sort of support and/or help from our families, friends, co-workers, religious leaders, neighbors and other sources; so "living independently" can be more accurately described as remaining as involved as possible throughout life with whatever people, activities and places create a person's sense of self, belonging and community.
It is one thing to decide to remain in your own home as you face changes as you age, however it is another thing to be able to live safely and comfortably in your current home.
Once your home safety assessment is complete, you decide what, if any, changes you would like to complete in your home. You can also choose to continue working with us to plan, manage and complete those changes or you can hire another company or you can give the list to your friends and family to help you out.
We can work with other contractors or your family members to ensure the alterations to your home are done according to Alberta Building Codes and that the alteration are done according to your specific needs.
Depending on your individual situation, we will follow-up with you in a previously agreed to amount of time to ensure that any alterations to your home are working well for you and to see if there is anything else that we can assist you with to ensure that you can remain living independently, safely and comfortably in your home.
Comprehensive Home Safety Assessment and Planning
We visit you in your home, listen to your opinions, understand your concerns, and see how you are currently getting along in your home.
We will then complete a comprehensive assessment of your home, identifying any potential hazards or areas that could be improved. Before we leave you will be presented with this full report, including tips that you may be able to implement right away, many of which are inexpensive and easy to do.
Planning for your future is very important. Once we understand your current situation and any issues you are having, we can formulate a plan with short, mid and long-term goals to meet your needs. This removes the stress and cost of a big renovation that can be staged over a longer period of time, only changing things in your home to suit your immediate and/or mid-range goals. If you know that your current home is where you want to live for as long as you are able, then renovations and changes earlier on will make the aging in place process smoother.
We will also provide resources and information regarding financing options to complete any larger renovations or projects, including options such as government assistance programs.