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AGING HOME SAFELY: KITCHEN

We often call the kitchen the heart of the home. It is where food and memories are made. It is where families and friends gather to feast and fellowship. For most of us, it is one of the most special rooms in a home, if not the most special.

People who are living with limited mobility or disabilities, due to injury or aging, often face challenges and limitations in the kitchen. Range of motion limitation can make tall cabinet shelves difficult to reach while storing and retrieving goods. While confined, ill-planned available floor spaces can make an independent individual frustrated if the use of a cane, walker or wheelchair hinders their use of the kitchen.

Our goal at Red Rose Improvements is to design safe and happy kitchens that allow people to remain in their homes independently. We are specially trained to identify risks associated with aging in living spaces. Some things we consider when modifying a kitchen:

  • Are the cabinets easy to open?
  • Are dishes within reach?
  • Can a senior or loved one sit while cooking or preparing meals?
  • Are countertops installed at a comfortable height?
  • Are stove controls within reach and simple to use?
  • Are there slipping hazards?
  • Is there enough appropriate lighting?

Red Rose Improvements is a Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS), which means we have been trained to anticipate and meet the needs of seniors in their living spaces. We are trained in strategies and techniques for identifying barriers in a home.

Our CAPS certification and training come as part of The Certified Aging in Place Program that was developed by the National Association of Home Builders along with the AARP. We are proud to be part of this valuable program!

Auto shut-off devices can be installed to automatically turn off the stove and oven after a set period of time.

We believe that maintaining a sense of freedom and independence is one of the most important aspects of this life. That’s why we pride ourselves in creating spaces that function to improve and save lives of senior citizens.

If we can help you modify a space, contact us today at 908.591.2800. No matter the scope or the size, the Red Rose Improvements team of professionals is committed to making your home experience the best it can be!

Lets discuss the best options for my loved one.