Living with a disability or reaching years where the ageing process throws up many challenges, often requires difficult and at times costly decisions to be made as a means of maintaining ongoing safety and happiness. One such vexing decision is how to remain in the family home in order that it continues to provide years of utility and pleasure.
Archicentre Australia has developed the Home Access & Services Report to help you remain living safely in your own home for as long as possible.
Just like you, your home needs a regular check-up and a bit of work to keep it in good shape and this new service helps solve many of the issues that may otherwise force you to seek less satisfying alternatives.
Archicentre Australia director Peter Georgiev says the Home Access & Services Report will help you maintain some degree of control over your life – assisting you to feel happier and more secure.
He says an Archicentre Australia architect will assess your home inside and outside, identifying health and safety concerns including those areas requiring maintenance and modifications.
“This will establish a prioritised list for you, from which you, your family, your advisers, including occupational therapists, and the architect can quickly establish the most important areas demanding design attention before you go about organising quotes and construction.
“By eliminating health and safety risks, you’ll be prolonging independence, your quality of life as well as adding value to your home,” Peter Georgiev says.
The Home Access & Services Report process involves assessing factors that can enable ageing people to remain in their homes, including general maintenance, internal maintenance, personal safety, and health and safety.
General maintenance assessments include electrical safety, hot water service condition, re-stumping, roofing and wall cladding. Internal maintenance includes wall and floor tiling, floor coverings in wet areas, painting and heater replacement.
Personal safety assessments include path and floor safety, fencing and glass, smoke alarms and security lighting while health and safety items assessed include slip-resistant flooring, level-entry shower access, ramp construction, wider access doorways and maneuverability.
Peter Georgiev says the assessments are conducted by qualified and independent architects who are committed to assisting people remain in their own homes longer, safely and comfortably.
“The advice and design support is tailored to each individual’s needs, utilising the latest products and complying with building codes.
“Once the works are completed, we strongly recommend that you seek a further assessment by the architect,” he adds.
For more information about the Home Access & Services Report service, visit
https://www.archicentreaustralia.com.au/property-assessments/home-access-services/ or call Archicentre Australia on 1300 13 45 13.
This media release has been written and distributed by:
Peter Georgiev, Director
Level 1, 9 Strathalbyn Street,
Kew East, VICTORIA, 3102
Phone: 1300 13 45 13 | 03 9859 9950