The following article was prepared by Sarah Pruett of Universal Design Partners.
Learn more about Scott and Sarah Pruett at CareisThere.com.
Planning to live your retirement years at home instead of moving to a senior living community? Or perhaps your elderly parents will be moving in with you soon? You’ll want to make sure your home is ready to serve your entire family.
Scott and Sarah Pruett of Universal Design Partners specialize in helping people design or modify their homes according to Universal Design principles. They offer a free DIY Home Safety Assessment at SafeScore.org that gives great baseline information for understanding how safe the home is currently and provides immediate suggestions on what features could be improved to make it safer.
Read Sarah’s blog post on universaldesign.org to find out why she and Scott created this handy tool.
Sarah is an occupational therapist, and is trained to understand the direct relationship between a person’s abilities and how the features of the environment should be designed for ease of use. Scott and Sarah collaborate with building/design professionals to make needed changes to the home based on each family’s current needs and situation. They serve within a one-hour radius of Harrisonburg, Virginia.
For more articles like this, see: Resources for Central Virginia, Aging in Place, Resources for Central Virginia – Charlottesville, Resources for Central Virginia – Harrisonburg, Resources for Central Virginia – Staunton.
Do you need help managing the care of an elderly loved one in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, or Staunton Virginia or in Kansas City or Overland Park, Kansas?
Contact us at Care is There Geriatric Care Management for a free consultation: 800.434.1633 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We specialize in geriatric care management, support for independent living, assisted living enhancement and peace of mind for long distance caregivers.