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Diamond Certified Experts: Bathroom Remodeling 101

When it comes to home remodeling, the bathroom is a perfect place to start. Photo: Bay Bathrooms and Kitchens (2017)

It’s a new year, which for many Bay Area homeowners means it’s time to start thinking about their next remodeling project. While there are several areas of the home to consider remodeling, an ideal place to start is the bathroom. Since the bathroom tends to be one of a home’s smallest spaces, it’s typically more affordable to renovate than larger areas like the kitchen. However, along with the kitchen, the bathroom is considered one the most lucrative areas of the home to remodel in terms of increasing resale value. Furthermore, since the bathroom is statistically considered the most dangerous room in the house (due to the increased chances for falls and other accidents), remodeling provides an opportunity to improve safety.

However, even though remodeling a bathroom offers many benefits, it can be a surprisingly complicated endeavor, which is why a successful result depends on a careful approach. To gain further insight into the process, we’ve asked six Diamond Certified Expert Contributors to weigh in on a few key areas. Continue reading “Diamond Certified Experts: Bathroom Remodeling 101” »

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Video: Bathroom and Bedroom Safety for Seniors

Earlier this week, we posted an article featuring expert tips about “aging in place” with in-home care. One of the aspects mentioned was creating a safe and accessible living environment that minimizes the risk of injury. To learn more about what this entails, watch this informative video by Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Debbie Allen of Marin Convalescent & Rehabilitation Hospital.

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Diamond Certified Experts: “Aging in Place” with In-Home Care

While “aging in place” is a great option for senior living, it’s crucial to first address two fundamental aspects. Photo: Huddleston Care, In-Home & Around Town Service (2016)

While “aging in place” is a great option for senior living, it’s crucial to first address two fundamental aspects. Photo: Huddleston Care, In-Home & Around Town Service (2016)

If you have an elderly loved one in your life, you’ve likely begun to think about their future care. Maybe you’re planning to bring them home to live with you, or perhaps you’re considering a nearby assisted living facility. However, there’s another option worth considering: in-home care. Today, more and more seniors are choosing to “age in place” by living out their later years in the comfort of their own homes.

While aging in place with in-home care offers many benefits, it also requires some preparatory steps—namely, creating a safe living environment and hiring a quality caregiver. To learn more, we’ve asked four Diamond Certified Expert Contributors to weigh in with their professional advice on preparing for in-home care.

Creating a Safe Living Environment
One of the cornerstones of in-home care is creating a safe and accessible living environment that minimizes the risk of injury. While this pertains to the entire home, it’s particularly crucial in the bathroom, which statistics show is the room where injuries are most likely to occur. Continue reading “Diamond Certified Experts: “Aging in Place” with In-Home Care” »

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