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Aging In Place Accessory Dwelling Units - The Perfect Alternative To Assisted Living Facilities

Aging in place accessory dwelling units

If you have aging parents or relatives in Columbia and are looking for alternatives to nursing homes or assisted living facilities, an accessory dwelling unit may be the perfect solution. If it's possible to build a separate or attached structure onto your home, an accessory dwelling unit can be constructed.

What are aging in place accessory dwelling units, or ADUs? This is a specific term for home additions which include all the custom safety features and living areas your aging parent or relative needs. The living quarters have a custom bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, and living area and are usually the size of a small apartment.

Our aging in place experts at Handyman Solutions construct ADUs for homes all the time, so we've put together a few of their benefits below. Take a look below at how an aging in place accessory dwelling unit for your Columbia home may be just the solution you're looking for.

The Mini Apartment For Independent Living

How frustrating it is when your aging parent refuses to move out of their home yet you know they can no longer safely function on their own. Instead of them being forced out of the home they've lived in forever, an accessory dwelling unit can be built as a home addition or separate structure on your Columbia property.

When a person ages, they generally have just a few choices about their living arrangements.

  • They can move into a nursing home or assisted living facility.
  • They can keep living in their home in unsafe conditions.
  • They can move in with their adult child or relative.

Having a parent move into your home can be disruptive for everyone, especially your parent. It's already hard enough they've aging and can't get around so well anymore but it's completely frustrating to lose any semblance of independence.

The accessory dwelling unit solves both problems. It's the most creative solution so they can live with you instead of going to a nursing home yet you both still have your own private living spaces.

All The Medical & Safety Equipment Your Parents Need

As we mentioned, the construction of ADUs is focused on the specific needs of an aging individual. It is not a simple guest quarters or an in-law suite. This unit will have all the custom features your parent needs including space and access to medical equipment and safety accessories.

Typical custom features include:

  • Low threshold walk-in tubs
  • Showers with large safety seats
  • Grab bars and handrails
  • Handicap ramps
  • Customized space for all medical equipment
  • Lower counters
  • Lower cabinets
  • Custom closet & storage space
  • Better and more lighting
  • Wide walking paths
  • Wider hallways
  • Wider doorways
  • Non-slip floors
  • etc.

Better Medical & Assistive Care For Your Loved One

Getting good quality home care or facility care for an aging loved one is difficult, to say the least. Neglect and pure laziness are the hallmark of many nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Columbia and across the U.S.

With an accessory dwelling unit, you can keep an eye on the type of care they receive. Whether it's only a simple meal delivery program or it's full in-home medical care your parents need, an ADU will ensure your parents are well taken care of as they age.

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