Agewise Housing Solutions offers consultant services at the intersection of aging and housing to both individual households and to communities.
SERVICES TO HOUSEHOLDS
Agewise Housing Solutions provides services to those who wish to plan and prepare for a home which will meet their needs now and into the future, in order to support successful aging in their home for as long as possible. Planning ahead can put you on the right course toward making your home a more desirable, more comfortable, and easier place to live.
Services include a comprehensive Home Evaluation and consultation to assess and better understand how well the home meets the client’s lifestyle and needs. This holistic assessment will include a comprehensive assessment of the home, inside and out, as well as dialogue for a clear understanding of the client’s desires and goals, as well as their social and financial considerations, as relevant.
Flowing from this comprehensive assessment will be recommendations related to age-friendly design solutions of spaces both inside and outside of the home, in order to enhance the safety, comfort, usability and livability of a home for the client and their guests and so that they may more successfully maintain their independence in the home, even in the face of unexpected circumstances. Many modifications can be made with attractive design solutions, which can add value to the home.
As appropriate, alternative housing solutions, which could be more conducive to maintaining independence, may be offered for consideration when a home would be too difficult or costly to modify for successful aging.
Through dialogue and coaching, we can assist the client in sorting through a wide range of housing options and solutions, taking into consideration the client’s values and priorities, concerns and preferences, support network, finances, physical needs and other factors, to support their decision-making process and help them to prioritize solutions.
Additional personalized services:
- Assist in implementing solutions
- Referral to Contractors, Equipment Installers, Real Estate and other professionals
- Provide guidance for more complicated solutions
- Coordinate with other professionals and serve as intermediary to translate solutions that meet your needs and objectives
- Facilitate discussions between family members
- Personalize recommendations for specific housing alternatives
- Evaluate homes considered for purchase or rental
- Assist or refer to others to ease transitions
SERVICES TO COMMUNITIES
At the community level, Agewise Housing Solutions offers consultant services which provide insight and policy support to cities and towns, as well as local organizations, wishing to proactively plan ahead for an aging population, with a primary focus on housing and the physical environment.
Services include presentations to public officials, committees and community groups about housing and demographic trends, and the local need for a range of housing to meet the need of a growing older population. We can facilitate community conversations related to aging and age-friendly housing, including desirable solutions in the built environment.
Planning ahead at the community level, together with local advocacy and smart implementation, can begin to address the growing need for age-friendly housing options for older adults and others.
© 2017 Karen S. Margolis, Agewise Housing Solutions