Silver SpacesTM Home Assessment

MAKE YOUR HOME LIVABLE FOR YOUR LIFETIME!

This one-of-a-kind, independent home assessment is an uncomplicated and in-depth

way for anyone to assess the universal livability of a home.

Try the Silver Spaces™ Home Assessment and empower yourself to optimize your aging-in-place experience. 


This exclusive toolkit offers:

  • Homeowners AND professionals valuable insights to identify and reduce injuries from trips, falls and other hazards in a home

  • An unmatched opportunity to gain valuable insights and useful details about what your entire home, room by room should provide for your current and/or changing needs

  • Unparalleled scope and ease of use

  • A 360 degree evaluation of the interior and exterior of the home to determine existing home conditions, potential risk areas and opportunities for improvement

  • A highly affordable, ‘Do it Yourself’ solution to evaluate any residence

  • Flexibility and compatibility with any smart device

Why is it important to plan for aging-in-place as early as possible?

Surveys and studies by various researchers and organizations consistently find that the vast majority of seniors want to remain in their own homes and communities rather than a retirement community or other such facility.  So whether you are 36 or 66, the key is to start NOW!

  • Even minor modifications that are not costly or labor intensive can make a big difference.

  • With proactive planning and smart modifications that enhance safety and accessibility,  aging-in-place is a winning proposition.

What is UNIVERSAL DESIGN? Why is incorporating this into a home important?

Universal design, also called barrier-free design, focuses on making the house safe and accessible for everyone, regardless of age, physical ability, or stature.

Today, approximately 1% of U.S. homes have the five basic universal design criteria recommended for those who want to remain in their homes as they age – also called aging-in-place.  With almost 90% of older adult wishing to stay in their own homes, retrofitting and making accessible related modifications that make it liveable for a lifetime is the smart thing to do.

Keep these 5 recommended Universal design features in mind when modifying your home:

  • No-step entry: You should have at least one step-free entrance (either at the front, back, or side of the house) so everyone, including wheelchair users, can enter the home easily and safely.

  • Wide doorways and hallways: A doorway that is at least 36 inches wide for safe passage for those in a wheelchair. Also, hallways that are 42 inches wide are good for multigenerational family members with varying “mobilities.”

  • One-floor living: Access to essential rooms without the use of stairs makes life more convenient and safe for all ages.

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  • Easily accessible controls and switches: Light switches and thermostats are recommended to be placed at 42-48 inches above the floor. Thermostats should be placed no higher than 48 inches off the floor, and electrical outlets 18-24 inches off the floor.

  • Easy-to-use handles: Consider replacing twist/turn doorknobs and faucets with lever-style handles for (painless) ease of use.

Universal Design Diagram

Results of the Assessment:

A report is immediately available with targeted, recommended modifications/changes that you can save as a .pdf.  These are in response to the answers to the assessment questions and the resident’s health, lifestyle and abilities.  The purpose of the assessment is to identify trip/fall and other risks and to provide guidance on creating a universal design-friendly environment. For professionals, this report is an excellent starting point for modification budgetary and bid/quote needs.

Example questions of the assessment.

Kitchen Question screen

Example assessment report.

Kitchen report screen shot

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