Aging In Place & Home Modifications: Trust the Experts

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When it comes time to choose a company to help you or your loved one’s age in place, you will want to choose wisely. A general contractor, while being extremely talented in their world of new construction and major renovations, may not bring with them a true understanding of the needs and desires of those who require often simple solutions via home modifications to age in place. The choice you make in this process is an important one.

Aging in place has many benefits when appropriate including:

  1. More affordable than nursing home residency 
  2. More comfortable to stay in familiar surroundings
  3. Helps slow the advancement of memory loss
  4. Strengthens your social and community network
  5. Staying at home allows seniors to have more autonomy, be more independent, and make their own decisions on a variety of topics

Oakley Home Access is unique when compared to a general contractor as we understand how important these benefits may be to you or a loved one. OHA is proud to partner with a wide variety of builders and contractors that defer to us when it comes to proper grab bar installation, stairlift installation, and modular ramp customization. We value these relationships as we would never view builders and general contractors as competition. We bring our years of experience, knowledge of the human body, and passion to make homes safe for those wishing to age in place. Our Home Safety Team is made up of Occupational Therapists and Certified Aging in Place construction experts that assist our community members maximize mobility at home. Whether it is installing stair lifts, wheelchair ramps, grab bars, tub cuts, stairway handrails, or custom entrance railings, we bring care, compassion, and commitment to each job. Our owners, Justin Oakley and Mike Vieira, bring their unique talents to each project.  

Justin Oakley is a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist as well an Executive Certified Home Modification Provider. Justin has years of experience working as an OT in a skilled nursing short-term rehabilitation facility. There he mastered the art of how the human body interacts with the environment. He understands that each person’s mobility and home environment is unique and requires personalized solutions. The Free Home Safety Assessments that OHA offers throughout the community was a natural result of his work in nursing facilities and seeing the need for personalized home evaluations and itemized recommendation lists.

Mike Vieira is a long-time construction expert that oversees and leads our team of skilled in-house technicians that complete the home modification projects with fine craftsmanship and a focus on function and safety. Mike is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist and also provides Free Home Safety Assessments throughout the community. The idea is to provide comfort and convenience while increasing safety and maximizing mobility. Mike prepared his entire working life for this business leading construction projects for decades leading up to creating Oakley Home Access.

Oakley Home Access is proud to bring our services to those in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. We want to be your first choice for aging in place, home safety, and home modifications. To learn more visit our website and our RI showroom at 322 South Pier Road, Narragansett RI. COMING SOON: OHA will open our Walpole Massachusetts Showroom at 16 Production Road Walpole MA