Jack Werner, special to the paper
Over 75% of individuals who give up their homes, for health/physical reasons, could remain at home with the right planning and assistance.
It takes more than a few grab bars. Your home must be made safely functional, pleasurable and affordable.
The “Aging in Peace” and “Universal Design and Build” certifications that I teach for the National Association of Home Builders are specifically geared toward this goal. Medical, physical, and lifestyle priorities are all incorporated along with community services.
A toZ Inspections will provide you with a comprehensive, aging-in-place inspection and a list of the actions you need to take to remain in your home, including a roster of certified providers. Whether you want a report to guide you or you want someone to manage the whole process, A to Z Inspections is here.
Utility bills are a huge factor in affordability. Dennis Seagroves, Citywide Heat and Air, will thoroughly analyze how to reduce and control your utility expences and maximize comfort. Together we, along with several other professionals, will provide you a detailed proposal to allow you to remain in your own home safely, pleasurably and affordably.
Jack L. Werner, Ph.D., owner of A to Z Inspections, was the first Master Inspector designated by ORCIA (Oklahoma Residential and Commercial Inspection Association) and is an instructor for NAHB (National Association of Home Builders). He holds a construction degree with a specialty in inspections from OSU. He can be reached at 405-412-7861.