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Home Modification Solutions in Virginia

Live In Place provides home accessibility modifications in Northern Virginia to help you or your loved one live a safe and independent life. After our home assessment is complete, we provide you with expert home modification recommendations. Read on to learn more about the areas we can assess and help you improve. 

Staircase Modifications

When your loved one can’t get up and down stairs, they are cut off from entire areas of their home. 


Our Certified Aging-In-Place specialists take physical abilities, limitations, and known medical conditions into account when making stairway recommendations.


During your consultation, we’ll provide you with possible solutions to meet the current and progressing health needs of your loved one. 


We’ll also help you understand how adding a second railing or installing a stair lift can increase mobility and confidence, keep them safe, and make areas of the home accessible again.


Our Certified Aging-In-Place specialists will discuss the following with you: 


  • Medical Conditions – Current circumstances and disease progression

  • Mobility – Walking with a device or use of a wheelchair

  • Usage – Frequency of use of staircase & offer stair lift equipment training

  • Railings – Can be re-enforced or add second railing of proper height and length

  • Stair Lifts – Ensure safe mobility between levels of the home 

  • Grips or Grab Bars – Ease of getting on or off stair lift at the top or bottom of stairs

  • Landings – Various configurations may require custom built solutions


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Getting in and out of the home can pose many challenges and even create additional safety hazards. Live In Place will evaluate your primary entrances and offer several home accessibility modification options that are unique to your needs and your living space.


Our team will help to create a home safety modification plan that carefully looks at the approach to the home, railings, doorway, walking surfaces, locking mechanisms and more. 


Safety, independence and renewed confidence can be achieved by making entrances more accessible and less intimidating.


Ramps make entering and exiting the home much safer by eliminating trip hazards, offering ease with wheelchairs or walkers and providing easier transitions.


Our certified Aging-In-Place specialists take into consideration the following factors when giving a ramp recommendation:

  • Step heights

  • Balance

  • Mobility: walking or using a wheelchair

  • Weight of your loved one

  • Caregiver strength

  • Length of ramp coverage

  • Safe entrance and exit

These answers will influence how steep the ramp should be, whether or not railings are needed and our other safety modification recommendations.


Modular Ramps

Modular ramps can help your loved one enter and exit the home with a cane, walker or rollator and are excellent for independent walking. They have a gradual incline, railings and traction surfaces which dramatically increase safety.


A modular ramp also provides wheelchair-ready use if your loved one’s condition suddenly changes. These ramps can be assembled and installed in as little as one day and may be located in a garage, carport, front entrance, or rear entrance to the home.


Portable Ramps

Portable ramps have no railings and are for wheelchair use only. These ramps are not safe to walk on for anyone with a balance deficit, body weakness or with the use of a walking device.


Portable ramps are lightweight and easy to lift. They’re best used for entrances with just one or two steps or where there is an uneven surface or path obstruction. Step heights must be carefully considered, along with the other factors mentioned above.

Entrance Ramps


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Bathroom Modifications 

Live In Place knows bathrooms can be the most challenging room for your loved one and that bathroom slips or falls often result in serious injury. 


Typically simple, affordable bathroom modifications are enough to make your loved one’s bathroom accessible and a full-scale remodel isn’t necessary. 


Our certified Aging-In-Place specialists give careful consideration to physical and neurological conditions before making recommendations. 

Use of mobility devices such as canes, walkers or wheelchairs can increase the risk of a bathroom slip or fall, especially in the shower or tub. The types of modifications needed will depend on your loved one’s mobility level.

Mobility Level 1 Modifications:

Walking with a device or with assistance


  • Grab bars and grips to get into the bathroom

  • Modifications for getting on and off the toilet 

  • Grab bars in the shower or tub

  • Shower chairs

  • Transfer tub benches

  • Long-handled showers

  • Tub lifts

Mobility Level 2 Modifications:

Using a Wheelchair 


  • Widening doorways

  • Transport chair or rolling shower chair

  • Grab bars for standing and pivoting

  • Additional toilet and shower assists

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Entrance Modifications

As part of our home modification solutions, we modify entrances to allow your loved one to enter and exit the family home with a real sense of independence and confidence.

Prior to making recommendations, our certified Aging-in-place specialist will discuss the physical and neurological needs of your loved one and take disease progression into account, so that your entrance modifications meet your needs now and in the future. 

Entrance modifications may include:

  • Ramps

  • Railings

  • Modifying step heights

  • Grips to allow safe passage across thresholds

  • Enhancements that consider progressive changes

  • A combination of the above

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