Category: Renavation

What type of tax credit can I get for my home renovation in BC?

In order to help seniors and those with disabilities stay in the comfort of their own homes for as long as possible, BC has a number of programs available. These programs are meant to help with the cost of permanent home renovations aimed at improving accessibility, functionality and mobility. This includes home adaptations like raised… Read More

A hard choice: do we invest in a senior friendly home upgrade, or should I seek other alternatives?

Our aging population is growing and eventually the time will come when most of us have to ask the question: Do I invest in a senior friendly home upgrade, or should I seek other alternatives? We could be asking in regard to ourselves, our parents, grandparents or other family members. The reasons for choosing other… Read More

How can I make my kitchen more senior-friendly?

As people age they experience a decreased range of motion. It might be the result of stiffening joints, injuries, the onset or worsening of degenerative diseases, or a loss of strength. Whatever the cause, the best way to maintain an independent and comfortable lifestyle is by making adaptations that increase the ability to access what… Read More

What is a bathtub step-in conversion?

Accidental slips and falls are a serious issue for seniors and people with disabilities. Bathrooms, and bathtub safety, are particular areas of concern. Activities like getting in and out of the tub is a simple task most of us don’t even think about. But for those with unsteady balance or diminished ability to lift their… Read More

How can I make a bathroom senior friendly?

Independent living is a goal we all want, for our aging parents, and for ourselves when the time comes. Creating a senior-friendly bathroom is an important step in that direction. Since the bathroom is one of the most used, and most dangerous, rooms in the home it’s important to address some specific concerns. Here we’ll… Read More