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Company Offers Accessibility
Remodeling/Handicap Accessible Modular Home Additions
In response to the increasing numbers of seniors and
individuals with disabilities, a team of veteran builders, safety experts, architects and Certified Aging-In-Place Specialists (CAPS) have come together to form Accessible Home Living.
The company, with offices in Carmel and Wilton, CT, provides accessibility remodeling, installation of products such as wheel
chair ramps, stair lifts and ceiling lifts as well as the design and installation of Accessible Modular Home Additions℠. These beautifully designed, handicap accessible studio, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom additions can be seamlessly attached onto the side of a caregiver’s home, providing the occupant with a partial independent living solution, but still offering the proximity of loved ones. These home additions can be installed in as few as eight weeks, providing an immediate and accessible solution for a patient coming out of a rehab facility after an injury.
One of the principals in the company is Carmel resident Rob Rozell of Rozell Builders. Mr. Rozell brings over 30 years of experience in remodeling and construction from small bathroom remodels to multi-million dollar homes.
As Mr. Rozell explains, he sees the expansion into the areas of accessibility and aging-in-place a natural progression.
“With 10,000 people turning 65 every day for the next 19 years, making existing homes more accessible for seniors is an increasing priority. Universal design, meaning a home environment that is easily accessible by everyone without the need for adaptation, is imperative so that seniors and those with disabilities can remain in their home for as long as possible. Our mission at Accessible Home Living is to make a person’s home accessible for life.”
Joining Mr. Rozell is Alison Rhodes-Jacobson, a nationally-recognized family safety expert who frequently appears in national media and as a guest speaker discussing topics ranging from family emergency preparedness to fall prevention and caregiver burnout. Her personal experience as a caregiver for a son with special needs, a father with Alzheimer’s and a husband with MS, makes Accessible Home Living a mission for her.
“So many families are in a similar situation as I am. I’ve built my career on sharing information and providing resources. Creating a safe and comfortable living environment for both caregivers as well as seniors and those with disabilities is something that gives me tremendous satisfaction,” explains Ms. Rhodes-Jacobson.
With the CAPS certification, a designation awarded by the National Home Builders Association and AARP, Accessible Home Living is one of the few design/build companies in the tri-state area that is qualified to address the accessibility needs of seniors wishing to age-in-place.
For further information, visit www.accessiblehomeliving.com or call 203-529-1202