Home is the ideal concept
Consider what warm emotional feelings we get when we think of or talk about “home.” Songs and poems are written about it, and there’s a famous sampler proclaiming “Home Sweet Home.”
Our aging in place efforts involve helping people use their homes more effectively. It starts and ends with the home – a very strong concept. Most everyone has a place they call home. It may not be as pleasant or as ideal as they would like, but it still is their private place that they can call theirs. To the extent that people would want to improve upon what they have, we are available to provide assistance.
Our homes are our safe place where we can be and one which provides comfort and protects us from some of the challenges presented by the world around us.
Home is such a strong word
It’s no accident that when we discuss someone’s home with them or just the idea of a home that people have very strong emotional feelings. Home is such a great word, and it forms the basis for the aging in place design considerations we offer.
It’s quite enjoyable and satisfying just helping people enjoy the homes they have and to feel safer using and remaining in them – knowing that there is nothing for them to order, shop for, or acquire before they can begin to age in place because they already have the essential ingredient, their home.
Having a home is powerful. We go home. We stay home. We round the bases and score when we touch home. We love home cooking. We look forward to the home stretch when we are nearing the completion of a task. Whenever we are away from home – even for a day – we always look forward to going home. We love spending quiet moments at home where we can be ourselves.
Beginning where we are
We have a home where we get up in the morning, go to sleep at night, spend quiet or recreational time away from the demands and sounds of the outside world, and where we can be somewhat in control of what happens to us while we are there. We enjoy going home, coming home, and being at home.
However, not everyone is able to enjoy an optimal home experience. That’s where we come into the picture. We can help. We can review and assess what we see and make recommendations on how to move forward with a more effective plan. Then we can help make that happen.
Our ultimate objective is to help people have a great home experience where they are now and as the place where they want to remain.