Aging In Place - The McMullin Design Group

Aging in Place

More than 90 percent of older adults would prefer to age-in-place rather than move to senior housing. But the reality is that that the homeowner’s renovation timeline rarely coincides with the time that those changes are needed the most. In the moment of greatest need, those home modifications often need more time to complete than is possible or are simply too expensive.

As an aging-in-place professional, Bridget McMullin has been help both older and younger adults create living spaces that grow with them over time. By addressing the need to age in place during new construction or pre-planned renovations, Bridget looks for ways to incorporate longevity and access into the home.

These upgrades, most of which go unnoticed to many, are lifesavers when the time comes that they are needed. Aging-in-place design can help accommodate an ailing parent moving in with a young couple, a widowed boomer who wishes to grow old in the home she and her husband built together, or the child who broke his leg and will be housebound while recuperating.

There are many ways a designer can help to make your home aging-in-place friendly. From using low-maintenance products on the exterior of your home to building single-story floorplans and adding wheelchair access to all areas, a certified aging-in-place expert can create the ideal living space for you and your family.

By blending the concepts of Universal Design, accessibility and aesthetic considerations, your home can be a place that enhances the way you and your loved ones live, while remaining pleasing to the eye.

Some of our clients have acute or immediate needs because of accidents, other clients are considering aging in place as a long-term solution to the rise in health care and senior living costs. In either scenario, we are experts at helping our clients navigate through the process of rearranging your home to meet these long-term needs. We customize our processes to your long-term goals, adding overall value to your home and quality to your lifestyle.

As a “best practice,” MDG’s designers are always incorporating elements of Universal Design and Aging in Place into all their projects. Bridget has been a practicing Aging in Place Specialist for over 10 years. Hourly consultations and full design services are available.