People on the Move – Safe Living Solutions
SAFETY AND ACCESSIBILITY IN THE HOME FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES.
Company is dedicated to providing solutions aimed at maintaining dignity and independence for people with disabilities or age-related limitations.
If you’re like most people, you want to remain living independently in your own home and community for as long as you can. We all crave independence, but sometimes we need a little help. Whether you have particular limitations and needs, or would just like to make life a little easier, Safe Living Solutions can help.
Safe Living Solutions’ Transitions division specializes in conducting home evaluations and modifications that allow homeowners of all ages and abilities to stay in their current home for years to come. According to CEO Lee A. Rose, “Our goal is to provide the best possible environment that will allow people to remain safely and comfortably in their own home.”
Dr. Michael A. Rolnick, one of the principals of Safe Living Solutions, states, “As the population ages, people become more susceptible to falls and injuries that often occur in their homes.” The Home Safety Council and the CDC provide alarming statistics about the incidence of falls among older adults and the consequences of such falls. More than one-third of adults 65 and older fall each year. And falls among older adults often lead to extensive injuries and stays in hospital and/or long-term care facilities.
According the AARP, the overwhelming majority of older adults want to remain living independently in their own homes as they age. And with the exorbitant costs of assisted living facilities and nursing homes, living in one’s own home, even if major renovations and modifications are needed, is cost effective.
Safe Living has attained Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (C.A.P.S.) designation, identifying them as one of the building industry’s top companies with skills and knowledge specific to home modifications for aging in place. The Remodelors Council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in collaboration with the NAHB Research Center, NAHB Seniors Housing Council and AARP developed the C.A.P.S. program to address the needs of consumers who want to make their house a home for a lifetime – regardless of one’s age or functional abilities.
Safe Living Solutions focuses not only on the large segment of people who wish to age with dignity and independence but also families with a child or adult who has a disability. According to Lee A. Rose, “Safe Living is able to accommodate many different clients and conditions, from those coping with catastrophic injuries to those who want to prepare ahead to age-in-place, as well as those with either temporary or permanent limitations and disabilities.” Safe Living will conduct comprehensive and confidential home evaluations where every aspect of the home is carefully evaluated to identify and prioritize sources of risk or discomfort. When appropriate, experienced Occupational Therapists and other health professionals will be participate in this evaluation.
With their affiliate company, Osprey Bay Building and Development, Safe Living will develop and implement a plan to modify clients’ homes to meet individual needs and budgets, thereby offering clients a one-stop solution for both home evaluations and modifications. Their recommendations may range from fairly simple adaptations such as securing area rugs, installing higher wattage light bulbs, or converting door knobs to door levers to more complex modifications such as building a ramp into your home, installing a walk-in shower, or lowering sinks and cabinets. Other examples of home modifications include:
• Installing grab bars and transfer aids
• Widening of doorways and lowering thresholds
• Lowering countertops and other kitchen modifications
• Roll-in shower or tub cuts for walk-in bathtub
• Installing sliding and pull shelves
• Installation of elevator or chair lift
• Creating a master suite with full bathroom on ground level
Safe Living Solutions-Transitions is dedicated to creating safe, accessible homes for independent living.