Introduction to Home Assessments:


You can use our specialized knowledge, and technology, to ensure your independence!

With our Remodeling for Independent Living focus we provide home assessments to identify aspects of your home that can be improved to make you more comfortable and safe, so you can maintain your independence no matter what your age or ability.

In a home assessment we listen to you about your experiences living in the home, and go through your home with you and your heath care providers (and at your option, family members) to evaluate it.  We examine the home's exterior and interior to determine what changes would best suit your personal needs now and in the future, and a few days later we provide you with a written report of recommendations and options.  To get some ideas about things to consider in your home, see the AARP Home Fit Guide on their website: Click Here for the Website, or download it from here:

Many helpful modifications are simple and inexpensive, such as adding stylish grab bars or better lighting, substituting attractive lever-style door handles, or removing doorway thresholds that trip people. In addition, numerous innovations have become available in recent years; examples include window sashes that open and close with very little pressure, self-closing cabinet drawers, and kitchen upper cabinet shelves that come down to you with a gentle pull. Our goal is to provide you with all the knowledge and resources you need to comfortably stay in your home for as long as possible.

When thinking about whether to get a home assessment you may want to ask yourself questions such as:

  • Is my home meeting my current needs?
  • Is your home going to meet your future needs?
  • Am I worried about preventing falls?
  • Is negotiating stairs becoming a problem for me, with or without carrying something?
  • Would it help to have a bathroom or bedroom on the main level?
  • Will other members of my family benefit from modifications?
  • Do I want to increase the energy efficiency of my home?
  • Do I want to reduce required exterior maintenance?

At Parrot Head Remodelers our focus has always been customized service, and we added Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) services years ago after helping loved ones and customers to resolve physical barriers and dangers in their homes.  A Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist is trained in:

  • the unique needs of the older adult population, people with temporary or permanent physical disabilities, and caregivers,
  • adaptive home modifications, and
  • solutions to common physical challenges and barriers.

The CAPS designation is a reliable way to identify professionals to assess and/or modify your home.  It was developed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at the request of AARP. CAPS professionals have the answers to your questions. CAPS Specialists like Parrot Head Remodelers' President Brad Meinhold have been taught strategies and techniques for designing and building aesthetically enriching, barrier-free living environments.