Aging in Your Certified Green Home

Build with Florida Green Construction Inc.
a Certified Aging in Place Specialist

Florida Green Construction strives to make that desire a reality for more people by helping seniors, their family members and their caregivers prepare their homes and their lives for successful aging in place.

Aging in place is a term used to describe a person living in their own home, for as long as they are able, as they age. This includes being able to have any services (or other support) they might need over time as their needs change.

Aging in place can bring challenges depending on the health, social and emotional needs an elderly person may have, and we can help address those challenges to help them maintain a well-rounded life, in their own home.

Aging in place refers to a person in their golden years when they can live in their own home and still to access the things they need and use in their daily life.

Florida Green Construction, Inc.  provides the opportunity for our customers to plan for retirement as early as possible and adjust according to changing needs and requirements.

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Aging in place is: the ability for the elderly to continue to live in their own homes for as long as possible.

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of seniors want to
stay in their own
homes as they age

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of seniors want
things such as non-slip
floor surfaces

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of seniors want
bathroom aides such
as grab bars

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have made improvements
to increase their ability to
live independently

Aging in Place Home Package recommending by Florida Green Construction Inc.



  • Ramp area from garage into home using concrete
  • Ramp front entry porch using concrete
  • Access to rear lanai to be ramped with aluminum ramps
  • Modifying Your Entryways For Accessibility
  • Lighting
  • Increase hallway areas to 48”
  • Extra Room For Maneuverability

entryway hallway


  • Increase hallway areas to 48”
  • Extra Room For Maneuverability

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Doors and floors

  • Make all doors 36” when possible
  • Use continuous flooring where possible to avoid raised transition strips that could be a trip hazard.



  • Front load washer and dryer on a 12” raised platform/ shelf
  • Front mounted controls on the stove/ range
  • Countertop microwaves
  • Lighting under the wall cabinets
  • Shallow sink
  • Pull out shelves in kitchen cabinets

bedroom closet


  • Bedroom Safety
  • Easy to reach closets, lower the shelves
  • Bypass closet doors on closets instead of bifold

Bath 1


  • Accessible Bathroom. Master bathrooms should have enlarged showers 4’7” wide
  • Safety & Convenience
  • Shower valves located on side wall for easy access
  • Removable & Adjustable Shower Heads
  • Grab bars installed in bathrooms
  • 36” entrance into showers
  • Removable ADA approved seat in shower
  • Enlarge space for accessible water closet and make ADA approved
  • Install grab bars around toilet/ water closet
  • 2 separate vanities with one at standard height and one at Accessible height
  • Non-Slip Floors, Mats, & Rugs

Home generators


  • Recommended Upgrade to Propane Generator to power home if electricity goes out.
  • ADT or Home alarm system / life alert system for the home.
  • Paint Home with Soothing Colors

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We can help with all these things and anything else that you need to make aging in place possible for you, we are a custom builder and we will work with you to customize and tailor your home to meet your needs.

Everyone deserves the opportunity to be happy and healthy in their own home for as long as they are able. Call us today to start planning for the future.