Mid-Coast Energy Systems Estimating and Sales Assistant Katie Eugley has completed the educational and experience requisites for the Aging-in-Place Specialist certification through the National Association of Home Builders. This nationally recognized certification program was developed to help professionals accommodate the needs of the senior population.
Because people are living longer, the trend to live independently at home by postponing or even avoiding institutional living has grown exponentially. Because the bathroom is the No. 1 obstacle to safe living at home, the importance of planning and incorporating safety modifications during a routine bathroom update or remodel cannot be overemphasized. The most compelling information supporting this growing concept commonly known as “aging-in-place” is that these home safety modifications rarely cost more than the equivalent of just 4-6 weeks in an assisted-living facility. And, accessibility modifications properly done may very well add to the resale value of a residence.
Eugley is the second Certified Aging-in-Place Professional on the Mid-Coast Energy Systems staff. She joins sales manager Gina Philippon, who earned her certification in 2016. Eugley and Philippon’s advanced training elevates the level of proficiency at Mid-Coast Energy Systems by allowing them to look at a space and redesign it into a safe, functional, and stylish environment that the customer will be happy and comfortable in for years to come. Eugley says that her favorite part of the training was the design aspect. “Now when I enter a customer’s home, I know exactly what to look for and how to accomplish it,” she said.
For more information and ideas relating to bathroom safety modifications, call Mid-Coast Energy Systems 1-800-890-7196. Mid-Coast Energy Systems is located at 33 Midcoast Road, Damariscotta.