Making Your House a Home for a Lifetime.
Most of us want to stay in the home and community we love, but how do we make that possible as we age when our physical and emotional needs may change?
Join Dot and Bill for this discussion on Aging in Place.
Topics include planning ahead for your future needs, how to identify what those needs might be, and the concept of universal design for your home. This will be interactive, questions are welcome.
Dot Boyd is passionate about helping older adults protect their safety to preserve their independence. In her role as the family caregiver and advocate for her parents, she has first-hand knowledge and understanding of the challenges we can often face as we grow older. And she knows a thing or two about being the “worried” daughter of an older parent, especially after her mom fell and because of her severe injuries, could not get to a phone to call for help. As a Senior Safety Specialist Consultant with Electronic Caregiver, she provides a variety of health and safety devices designed to prevent that from happening to preserve dignity and independence for people of any age.
Bill Essert, a Certified Aging In Place Specialist & licensed contractor, traces his work with seniors a few years back when his mom, Mary, lost her balance and took a bad fall. Before she returned home from the rehab facility he retrofitted her home with safety and independence in mind. He designed and installed custom railings, grab bars, and ramps. What began as a call to family became a vocational call and the inspiration for Bay Grab Bar. In addition to running BGB, Bill is a volunteer for St. Joseph Health, and Vintage House just to name a few.