If you’ve been looking for a new place to live to fulfill your retirement dreams, you’ve come to the right place. While our team can boast many years of experience creating luxury homes for families, individuals and people with just about any living requirements, Blythwood Homes specializes in building custom homes for those looking to retire in a location that contains everything needed for the perfect retirement.
Considering Safety in Your Home
Every home should be built with plenty of consideration for safety. That said, safety becomes an issue of more significant concern when it comes to your retirement years. One of the reasons for this is that falls and other injuries can become more likely and more severe as you age.
After all, no one who has spent their life working hard so they can enjoy their retirement to its fullest wants to risk a trip to the hospital or several weeks of recovery with limited mobility. That is why you need to work with the best custom home builders in Canada, who can ensure you live in a new custom home that is safe rather than an old one that requires renovations.
Aging In Place
Another reason safety is a more significant concern for senior citizens is that most people in their retirement today have a greater agenda than ever to age in place for as long as possible. While the term aging in place has recently gained enormous popularity among retirees and those who work to support retirees, the concept is not new or much of a challenge to understand.
Aging in place means that seniors wish to live in homes designed to support people in their goal to remain living at home for as long as possible throughout their golden years. When you build your custom dream home with our team of designers, you’ll be able to add all of the features you need to ensure you can remain in place as long as possible as you age.
Aging in Place and Home Safety
It’s easy to understand why a safe home would help seniors to remain home for as long as possible. That said, beyond the common concerns involved in making your home a safe place to live, additional factors should be considered in the case of making a home ideal for aging in place.
Safety Issues for Retirees
Most of the safety concerns seniors have in the home are similar to those that anyone might have. The difference comes with the increased danger due to a greater potential for serious injury. Some of the common safety concerns for seniors at home include:
- Slip and Fall Hazards
- Fire Hazards
- Home Security
- Environmental Hazards
- Medication Mismanagement
- Scams and Fraud Targeting Elderly Individuals
One of the most significant benefits of working with custom home builders is that you can address every one of these concerns before the construction of your new home has even begun. You’ll also be able to visit your new property during construction, so you’ll be able to see whether anything is not being made according to your tastes along the way.
How to Find the Perfect Home to Support Aging in Place
Finding the perfect home for you among those listed in the local real estate market can be challenging at the best of times. On the other hand, your retirement is not the time in your life when you should be focused on a compromise—especially in a situation where you can’t get what you want due entirely to providence.
Instead of endlessly searching for the perfect home for your needs or waiting around for one to come along, you should consider buying one of our custom-built bungalow townhomes in The Oaks that will be designed especially for you. If you only consider previously owned or newly built homes, the options will likely seem very limited. On the other hand, you could end up settling for a home you don’t really love because you plan on renovating later.
The problem with this plan is that you make plans to update your home later on, but you never get around to doing renovations. Instead, you end up living in a home that isn’t perfect while more and more distractions get in the way.
Alternatively, you could start a renovation project that goes on for months. There are few things you can do to make a home more unsafe for your retirement than to leave construction projects unfinished. Rather than paying a lot to live in a home that isn’t right for you, consider choosing a custom homemade by our professional team of experienced builders.
When you work with our team at Blythwood Homes to create the perfect home for you, you’ll gain control over the safety features that are included. You’ll be able to work with our team every step of the way to ensure a design you love. You’ll also be able to ask any questions about designing custom homes during the building process.
Whether or not you’ve had experience working on a floor plan in the past, you’ll be able to get help from our design team in making decisions. For example, it’s easy to determine whether you’d like to accommodate an extra room in your home and decide where it should go when you’re working with a professional team.
Generally, floor plans with more open space provide easier access for seniors. Open concept and bungalow flop plans eliminate the need for steep or challenging stairways; they also provide easy access around the home for people with mobility issues who require assistive devices. Considering these features in a home built for your retirement will help to prepare you for possible eventualities further down the road while also incorporating attractive, popular features into your home.
If you’re interested in learning about more ways that you can work with our design team at Blythwood Homes to add personal adjustments to your custom home, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information. Our team is ready to find a way to accommodate almost any idea; call us today.