August 20, 2020
Aging in Place - What exactly does this mean to you?
To some it is the buzz about specific products, however not for me. I have been doing some homework on Aging in Place and once I had collected a lot of information and took a few courses, I sat back and considered what Aging in Place means from my perspective - for you.
It is, I believe, a lifestyle. A means for clients to move freely and safely in their own homes as independently as possible. Each need is specific. Sight, mobility and hearing are very real obstacles and it is my responsibility to help clients navigate the options that will work for them specifically.
Further to these needs, products need to work within your space and budget.
It is all about people, and we are all different. We have different needs and different tastes. What works for me may not work for you. I believe that our ultimate responsibility as a company is to expose you to options, and there are a lot. There are some rules of course, and our health care support teams are working very hard to ensure clients are not just falling for trends, but really looking at products that work best for their client’s needs. Hats off to them, we need to have more people engaged regarding clients needs and not just fads in product development.
As I say this please note that many of our suppliers invest huge dollars in research and development to ensure that they are providing products that add value to people’s lives, not just the lipstick.
So, let’s talk about my mom…she is now a very young 82, although she would argue this point on days when her mind says, “let’s go” and her body says, “not yet”!
Mom decided first that lowering her body to a regular height toilet was not such an easy task, nor was getting up. I replaced her toilet with a right height unit from American Standard - perfect. Then I changed her shower head with a new all-in-one shower head with a magnetic holder to allow her to remove and replace the handheld portion without overextending herself.
For some, it is being able to bathe themselves with dignity by installing a walk-in bath, or perhaps a shower with a seat for ease of entrance and stability. It may be Adorne wall switches and plates that illuminate or turn on when they sense movement, for safely getting up through the night.
Whatever your specific needs are, we have solutions. An Aging in Place bath or kitchen space can be beautiful and functional. It does not have to be institutional. So many products are designed for everyday ease and beauty. So, if you’re thinking your bathroom or kitchen must be institutional to be functional for your needs, that is not the case. You have many options.
Please remember this does not have to be a stressful project regardless of renovating or building from scratch, but you do have to do your homework. So, do not be rushed to buy what is in stock. It is truly about what you need and want.
Enjoy your independence and your home even longer than you may have thought possible. If you would like to have more information about the wonderful products available for your project, please reach out. We are here for you, it’s what we do.
-Angela Johnson, Corporate Showroom Manager
Visit one of our 7 showrooms for a consultation with one of our experienced Showroom Consultants.
“Thank you for the great service; I love my new air bath!”
“Tami, thank you for coming to my home to help me choose a faucet and accessories for my kitchen. You 'literally' went out of your way.”
“Thank you Margo, for going above and beyond when helping me get faucet replacement parts.”
“We came to your showroom with no idea of where to start and left so excited and confident in our choices. Thanks for the great service.”
“In preparation for our new home build the bathrooms and plumbing have been our least favourite area to shop for and Sue made yesterday fun and exciting for us, something we didn’t think was possible. Looking forward to doing business with the Eddy Group because of this employee.”
“We are absolutely thrilled with all the products and happy we chose the Eddy Group!”
“We cannot say enough about our experience with Truro Eddy Group. Each time we entered the store we were greeted with smiles from Tami and Heather. Tami is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. She went out of her way to help us meet deadlines. We purchased Adorne products and although this was a new product for Eddy Group, Tami was eager to learn and assist with our choices. As stressful as building a home can be, we always felt like we were in good hands with Tami.”
“I can't express enough how satisfied I am with your customer service. Most places, once the sale is done, they don't seem to care about the customer. You have gone above and beyond in order to help solve our shower dilemma. Thanks so much.”
“Dana, Thank you so much for going "above and beyond the call of duty" for our reno! ”
“Thank you girls for all of your help with our renovation, it is the most beautiful bathroom ever!”
“My kitchen is perfect with my new sink and faucet, thank you for all your help in picking these out. I couldn't have done it without your help.”
“Eleven and a half years in the making and FINALLY we have the new bathroom of our dreams!”
“I am absolutely thrilled with my sink and tap. It really looks great with the counters. Thanks again for everything!”
“Thank you for all that you did on my behalf. The consideration you have shown me is appreciated!”
“Thanks very much, you’ve been very helpful throughout this renovation. It’s been much appreciated. We were very happy with the results and I don’t think we’d do anything differently if we had to start over. Again, thanks very much for your help”
“Patti took time and care with me and my choices for my bathroom and kitchen renovations. She always went beyond my expectations in service andit's been my pleasure to work with her in the Showroom. The information and products that Patti provided me has helped my family in New Brunswick in making choices as well. You're very fortunate to have an employee like Patti who truly cares about her customers and her work.”
“Thank you so much for all your help and excellent customer service. It was truly appreciated.”
“Thank you very much!! In my opinion, this situation could have gone terribly and taken a long time to be resolved, but you handled it amazingly!! I am so very impressed. GREAT JOB!!”
“Thanks for all your help in selecting just the right products during the renovation of our home.”
“Greg and I are building a new home. We have the privilege of having Dana support this process. We wanted to let you know she has been amazing: patient, listens, provides much needed guidance and advice on selection. Her professionalism is a great asset! ”