Ageing in Place Inspection

What does Ageing-In-Place mean, anyway?  The Center for Disease Control defines it this way: “The ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.”

The idea that we might not be able to live in our own home as we grow older is not one the vast majority of us look forward to.  In fact, 90 percent of adults over the age of 65 report that they would prefer to stay in their current residence as they age.  With that in mind, we need to take into account that as we age our homes can become dangerous if not properly addressed, accounted for, and changed to adapt to our needs.  Thankfully most of the changes needed to help us live in our homes as long as possible are easily made and affordable.  Understanding how homes are made and what adaptions are needed to allow for “Ageing In Place” is where we at Cumberland Inspection Service excel.  We provide a very thorough and detailed inspection of your home that focuses on safety, accessibility, functionality, and maintainability.  You will receive a detailed report complete with recommendations for making your home safe and livable for as long as you live there.

We would love to assist you in any way that we can.  If you have any questions regarding aging in place or just general questions regarding your home, please contact us, as it would be a pleasure to serve you.

Aging-In-PlaceFor more Ageing-In-Place information see the links below.

InterNachi article on ageing in place

AARP public policy institute article on ageing in place

The National Ageing In Place Council

Aging in place home design photos