When my father-in-law had a very sudden and unexpected seizure, it left him off balanced and needing rehab just to be able to walk. For a few weeks, he worked through his rehabilitation and was finally released to go home. We were very focused on getting him home where he could rest, recuperate and everything could get back to normal. But after we got him out of the car and up to the front door, we just stared – dumfounded – at the steps. We hadn’t even considered this massive obstacle to his independence.
The next few months were pretty awful. This was years before we knew anything about making a home “accessible”. We ended up having an auction and moving Mom and Dad into an apartment. Had we known then what we know now about home-safety, we could have made a few modifications with a cost of around $10,000, which would have allowed them to stay in the home they loved. We spent/lost way more than $10,000 in order to sell the house and get them moved, but we just didn’t know.
This is why we do what we do here at Promise HomeWorks. This is why we have become experts in helping people with evolving lifestyles to stay in their own homes. Our knowledge and expertise allows us to really assess each family’s situation and offer many possible solutions – then the family can make an informed decision about their future.
If you would like a no-cost, in-home consultation, please call 314-200-3855.