Certified Aging In Place Specialist Dr Fix-It

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Contact Information

Dr Fix-It
Contact: Bob Bakst, Manager
Phone: 781-598-5437

49 Salem Street Swampscott, MA 01907
Area Served: Northeast

Map Location Certified Aging In Place Specialist

Narrative

To be able to remain in home, despite the challenges of aging, many seniors are making modifications to their homes in order to stay there. That’s the question many older people ponder as they move into their 70s and beyond.  

As we age, the day-to-day challenges of getting around will most likely increase, whether for basic things such as turning a doorknob or more complex tasks such as taking a shower or climbing a stairway. Often, people wait until a stroke, heart attack, hip replacement or other crisis before thinking about housing adjustments. Such hasty decisions can end up being unattractive and costly.
Older people are settling on staying put, according to a recent survey by the Home Safety Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing home-related injuries.


Positive aging at home is about independence, dignity and control. Proper Aging in Place planning enables you to move around and get out of the house on the day you feel the very worst.
Aging in Place is all about Senior Citizen empowerment. It’s about no limits and no barriers. It’s about nursing home diversion, fall control, and community based care.  The fact is more and more people want to live as long as they can in their home with familiar surroundings- where they are comfortable, secure, and have peace of mind.

 
Staying put makes economic sense. It is not only more comfortable to live out your life in your own home, it’s much more affordable. In order to have your home age safely with you, you need professionals to make a Home Safety Functioning Assessment. Dr. Fix-It can put the plan together and also remodel your home. This home improvement will not only look beautiful, but will also increase the value of your home. You will be able to live safely, prevent falls, and add convenience features so that you fully enjoy your home. Bob Bakst, Certified Aging In Place Specialist can be reached at 781-598-5437 or www.drfix-it.net.


Program is funded by private pay or Massachusetts Home Modification Loan Program www.mass.gov/mrc/hmlp.

Service Types

  • Equipment - Sales
  • Lifts

Program Type

  • Aging
  • Assistive Technology and Equipment
  • Home Modification

Populations Served

  • Elderly Person with disabilities

Ages Served

  • 60 +

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Services at Home
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: National Association of Home Builders
  • Fees: Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: Commonwealth of Ma Builders License