• Two Technologies For Aging In Place

    By Katy Dodd A team of my constituents and I were recently asked to look at the emerging technologies in aging in place and assess their feasibility for long-term use in the home.  There were two technologies that caught our eye: GrandCare Systems and the Care-O-Bot. GrandCare Systems is a company based out of Wisconsin… Read more »

  • What Is Barrier-Free?

    By Nick McIntyre “What is barrier-free?”  It is a question I am asked over and over.  Many of our partners and fellow professional remodelers think barrier-free is a lower shower curb or a reduced-height threshold at an entry door.  Those accommodations are certainly better than the traditional higher threshold shower, of course, but it doesn’t… Read more »

  • Home Is Where The Heart Is

    By Nick McIntyre Friends and family alike ask, “What exactly is it that you do?”  I typically reply, “We are professional remodelers who help people realize their dream of staying at home.”  We have unique skill sets that allow us to design beautiful and functional spaces for every age group.  From the younger family just… Read more »

  • The LifeWise Difference

    By Mike Dodd I am constantly asked what separates us from other remodelers and/or builders when it comes to residential remodeling projects specifically for the aging in place crowd.  Taken a step further, why are we a better choice when it comes to remodeling for people with disabilities?  After all, all remodelers and contractors are… Read more »

  • Flooring and Fixtures and Tile, Oh My!

    By Mike Dodd There are an abundance of new products on the market that have generated lots of buzz.  For the past several years, the only thing that’s been discussed has to do with “green” technology and how friendly the products are to the environment.  All that is good and well, as green is the… Read more »

  • The Missing Link Part 2

    By Mike Dodd I recently authored a blog on the subject of a position paper that was published by the Joint Commission on the state of the home care industry.  In that blog, I mentioned how it would be nice to have a seat at the table when the discussion turns to investigating alternatives to… Read more »

  • Cheap vs. Affordable

    By Nick McIntyre Lately, with the Kansas City economy being what it is, most people desire lower cost remodels. The unfortunate thing is that the majority of the buying decisions are based upon using the lowest cost provider.  Lowest cost scenario decisions are usually associated with purchasing something “cheap”.  Cheap is just that: cheap.  It… Read more »