A crucial element in continued living at home is to make your home work for you. The Third Act Advisory Group provides recommendations ranging from small changes to formal specifications to support aging in place.
To plan for for you or your loved ones' to stay at home, we assess the current livability of the residence. Then we create a plan and recommendations for modifications so that the home works now and into the future. The current livability assessment will review for example:
Our service levels are:
- Visitability - the ease of entering the home
- Usability - ease of passages within the home including stairs and hallways, bathrooms and kitchens
- Accessibility - ease of use of bathrooms, kitchens, switches, controls for facilitating activities of daily living
- Home Walk Through- In this assessment we walk through the home and make verbal recommendations on how to improve the home livability.
- Written Report - In this assessment, we walk through the home, take photos and prepare a report of what needs to be done to improve the livability. The homeowner receives a written comprehensive report of recommendations and sourcing options within 2-3 business days of the on-site visit.
- Specifications - In this assessment, we walk through the home, take photos and field measurements of the home interior and exterior. The homeowner receives a written report with specifications that can be given to a contractor for bid. The Third Act Advisory Group also partners with contractors who are CAPS certified to ensure that the client's project is built as needed.
Creating a plan can prevent unexpected events from turning into crises that comprise our ability to live independently. Just as many of us made a plan for their children to go to college, we should have a plan to age. In planning for college, we knew what school our children would attend, approximately what they would spend on books and tuition, where our children would live and what they would do for transportation. A plan to age needs to be just as detailed and just as common.
Most of us plan for dying with wills, estate planning, power of attorney and directives. What could be more important than to plan for living for the third act of our lives!