About Independent Living Design
Dallas – Fort Worth’s Universal Design and Aging-In-Place Remodeling Experts
Independent Living Design (ILD) is a Dallas based company focused exclusively on providing clients with safer and more accessible living environments. We incorporate Universal Design and Aging-in-Place principles into home modifications which can allow clients to live more independently, more comfortably and safer in their own home.
Many clients have urgent needs due to a sudden onset event such as a stroke or catastrophic accident and others have progressive conditions which increasingly affect the client’s mobility, vision, strength or dexterity. We also have clients who know they want to remain in their homes as long as possible and decide they simply want to act now so that their homes will work for them for as long as possible.
Our projects range from single-room modifications to complete new home construction and each utilizes leading edge accessibility and safety solutions. It is always our goal to do these modifications in a manner which will enhance the home’s value, and function better for people of all ages and abilities.
ILD is unique because of our exclusive focus and our in depth Assessment Process. This assessment allows us to gain a comprehensive understanding of the client’s needs.
We perform the assessment in 2 parts:
Client Home Inspection
We conduct a thorough evaluation of the physical environment, inside and out.
We get to know our clients and their families through in-home visits in order to understand the clients’ needs and wishes as well as their interests and hobbies.
For clients who are currently under medical care, we work closely with the healthcare providers throughout the assessment process to assure that the modifications we propose not only address their immediate needs but also consider how those needs will evolve over time.
For clients who are currently in good health, our assessment process and universal design methodology enable us to perform beautiful, home value enhancing modifications that address the typical issues all of us face as we age.
After completing the assessment, we produce a client-specific report detailing our recommendations for home modifications and other considerations for improved safety and independent living. The report also contains a Work Proposal which is a detailed description of the work to be performed, project notes, cost estimates, available options and floor plan drawings.
As a result of our focus on this market, we understand that our clients may have heightened sensitivities to and we take special precautions regarding matters such as dust control, odors, noise levels and completing our work in a time frame consistent with our client’s needs.