Case Study #1: The Kibler Family
Almost two years ago, Everett and Anne Kibler became the primary caregivers for Everett’s Mother, Lillian, after a fall sent her to a four-month hospital and rehab stay. It was from this experience that the Kibler family learned about what families go through when an aging loved one needs more care.
Like 90 percent of senior citizens, Lillian’s wish was to come home. One of her biggest motivations to get better was to be able to go home to her little dog. The question was how would the family make that happen?
The fact that her home is all on one level made coming home a real possibility. The biggest challenge was the flight of stairs from the garage into the house. Lillian wasn’t able to navigate the stairs any longer.
How would the family be able to have a safe way for her to come and go safely? How could Anne help Lillian bathe with dignity? How would they make the home liveable for the three of them and achieve each person’s comfort level?
After some research, advice from Lillian’s doctor and the social worker, the Kiblers completely their first Age In Place home improvements. As you can see from the pictures, Lillian is glad to be home.
Case Study #2: The TubcuT
Over the last two years, Miss Marilyn had fallen 23 times in her home. Getting in and out of her bathtub presented one of her biggest challenges. She would actually throw a towel over the top rail of the sliding glass shower door to hang onto as she climbed over.
Mr Bud, her husband, said that he would hold on to the top rail of the shower door to climb over as well. They were making do, but at what peril? When a neighbor gave Marilyn information about TubcuT, she called Age In Place Improvements. Now that their Tubcut and new grab bars have been installed, they can walk right in to the shower without the fear of falling.
Case Study #3: SunSetter
For several years, a local Boyce family had considered installing a SunSetter Retractable Awning on their back deck. The challenge was how to make it fit, as the beam of their porch was only a few inches wide.
Then they met Everett at a garden fair at the State Arboretum. He explained to them that, as an authorized SunSetter dealer, Age In Place Improvements had a method of installing the awning from the roof instead of under the overhang. That’s when they realized that they could have a SunSetter installed on their home after all. Problem solved!