Susan planted most of the shrubs and trees around her home in Kansas City. They’re tall now, and she couldn’t be happier to be able to stay in the home where not only her plants grew around her, but also her daughter graduated high school and went off to college.
Susan never envisioned getting “stuck in place” at home. Following a series of surgeries and a couple of setbacks from a serious reaction to a medication, she had to start using a wheelchair, making it difficult to navigate her home as it was. That's where Rebuilding Together Kansas City stepped in. Not only did we install a wheelchair ramp for her home, but we also addressed issues of mold in her home. Rebuilding Together Kansas City coordinated a foundation repair, including the installation of an indoor French drain. In addition, we tackled minor roof repairs, yardwork, painting, fascia repairs, and replaced rotten boards on her porch.
Today, Susan’s home may be visibly very different from before, but it’s still hers - the place where all of her memories remain. In a multi-year, multifaceted approach, Susan’s home was transformed and became a place where she was not stuck, but able to safely age in place.