Whiteley & Whiteley will create home designs that cater to your family’s special needs. David Whiteley is a Certified Aging-In-Place specialist (CAPS).
Special needs, refers to the specific requirements of the clients. It is more than wheelchair accessibility, it includes features such as mother-in-law suites (for aging parents), a second master bedroom (for “boomerang” children or snoring spouses), separate accommodations for semi-independent adult-children (autistic, mentally or physically challenged), & other specialized home designs.
Our Parents are living longer. For Aging parents that can no longer live on their own due to ill health or financial difficulty, Whiteley & Whiteley can design a mother-in-law suite that includes a comfortable living area, wheelchair accessible bath and, perhaps, a small kitchen.
College no longer guarantees financial security.
We now have a category of Adult-children referred to as “boomerangs” because they are returning home. They may be having difficulty finding a job, experiencing financial difficulty or getting divorced. Whatever the reason, Whiteley & Whiteley can design a separate, second master suite that can provide comfort and privacy for both the returning offspring and the parents. Second master suites are also great for snoring spouses!
A little help from our friends. For the mentally or physically challenged adult-child that would like to live independently but needs occasional assistance from the family, Whiteley & Whiteley can design separate living quarters, sometimes referred to as a casita. The loved one can live on their own and still be under the watchful eyes of the parents.
We are all getting older. We don’t want to admit it, but as we age, we lose some of our own independence; yet, the majority of people do not want to leave their home and move to assisted living. The solution may be a live-in caretaker and, with thoughtful planning, the “special needs” space we designed for our loved ones could someday be re-purposed into caretaker quarters.