Adapt your current living situation to age at home
Designing Independence specializes in home modification design for aging in place, increased safety and accessibility. Our team is an Occupational Therapist and a Physical Therapist. We recognize common struggles individuals face after injury or illness. People are understandably overwhelmed by these medical events. Afterwards, people return home to an environment that is not well suited for their needs. Our team provides in-home assessments in Wake County and virtual assessments across North Carolina.
What can our team do for you?
The team at Designing Independence can accommodate limitations after injury or illness. We also specialize in aging in place. Many people want to avoid the staggering costs of assisted living facilities or long term care. We make your space in your home work for you. That way you can focus on your recovery.
I love my home and want to stay in it as I age. Can you help?
Yes! We are aging in place specialists. We look at your medical history and your environment. Our team can help prioritize the most important changes needed in your home. Retirement homes, assisted living and long term care can be very costly. Having us do an aging in place consultation is a cost effective measure that helps you stay in YOUR home.
What do I do if I’ve had an unexpected injury or illness?
The Designing Independence team alleviates some of the burden that occurs after an injury or illness. Sometimes it is finding the right equipment to help you with daily tasks. Sometimes its rearranging your living space. Other times it’s recommendations to remodel part of your home. Home modification gives you a sense of security since it addresses your individual needs. Tell us your goals. We want to help you meet those goals. We can design a plan that is tailored to your individual desires.
“As a pre-op partial knee replacement client, I had Rachel and Jane come to my home to review obstacle that I would face after my surgery. Their insight and expertise was extremely helpful to prepare for my post-op recovery at home.”
“Rachel Blackwood is incredibly knowledgeable about helping people stay in their homes safely. I learned so much from her presentations, which are very informative and entertaining. I have invited Designing Independence to assess my ranch house in North Raleigh and got some great feedback on making my home safer. I live by myself and want to be able to stay here without having to move to an assisted living community.”
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