"Lifespan Home Modifications is the best in the world. How do I know? Because I can't imagine anyone being better. My husband and I retired in 2013, and in 2014, we helped a contractor build what I hope is our final residence. It was by sheer luck or blessing, that I came across a Lifespan Home Modification brochure in rack in Sitka, in 2012. Karla knew exactly what I wanted and without her assistance I would never have my perfect, dream house. Many, many times, Karla went way above and beyond in assisting and guiding me with wisdom, research, references, and counseling. I met other people who advertise knowledge in universal design, but no one comes even close to Karla in knowledge and helpfulness. I continue to be stunned at how no one that I've dealt with in the construction business, knows anything about how to build a practical, functional home. My wish for the next falling star is that Karla and Lifespan Home Modifications be cloned and spread from coast to coast."
“I appreciate the advice you gave me before I bought a new home and the hours spent researching and house shopping with me. In my old house I was limited to the downstairs portion of my home. Now I have a new home with access to the whole house and it makes a great difference in my life. The follow-up visit to make sure that I was satisfied with the final purchase decision and minor adaptations was very impressive.”
“Lifespan Home Modifications helped us improve our retirement house plans. They revised the kitchen design and helped us choose the appropriate bathroom fixtures and lighting products. They kept to their schedule and my budget. I highly recommended them."
"The universal design project planning advice and technical assistance I got improved my original house plans. Your precision and skill made my final designs ageless. I am highly pleased with the results we achieved together."
“It has been a pleasure working with such an outstanding company. All of the people who worked on our home had a great attitude, paid attention to detail and cared enough to ask about my personal preferences. We just love the improved lighting and the convenience of our new kitchen and roll-in shower.”
"This company was a great choice. They worked within our specific needs and budget to complete the kitchen accessibility upgrades and they did a great job converting the tub into a roll-in shower. Very professional, quality work and they answered the many questions we had along the way. A pleasure to work with. I would definitely go with this company in the future."
“I was not having an ugly ramp attached to my home. You identified and corrected our home entrance issues when no one else could . . . and your solution is working well in our climate. Your knowledge and skills add real benefit to people facing serious housing decisions. I highly recommend this great Alaskan company.”
“I do not know where to begin to thank you for your assistance with making things more safe, convenient and comfortable at home. I love my new light fixtures and kitchen. You went above and beyond, offering suggestions to improve my safety and independence. I appreciate the accurate cost estimate, good communication and follow-up to see if we were happy with everything. Very professional."
“Thank you for your immediate help when I came home from the hospital last year. I have hip surgery scheduled next month and the one thing I will not have to worry about is coming home to a house that is not adapted for me to recover at home safely.”
“My wife who has M.S. was having a terrible time getting around the house. We thought we would have to sell the home we have lived in for forty years and move to a single level house. She now has access to the whole house and life is much easier for both of us.”
“My husband had a stroke few years ago. The left side of his body was affected and he needs assistance with his activities of daily living. Just getting in and out of our home was a challenge. A friend referred us to you and it has made life much easier for my husband. Thank you so much for all of your help. I can't believe the difference it has made in our life.”
“I think of you each time I reach for the grab bar. We have had so many compliments on our new bathroom. This is a tribute to you and your team. Thanks for all that you did to make our home modification experience a pleasurable one.”
"Several months ago, we decided to move my father in with us due to his health problems and walking difficulties. He had not been able to take a bath for 20 years and the last few months before moving in with us, he had fallen several times while taking a shower. At our request, you came to do an audit, measure our bathroom and explain the modifications you recommended. We felt this was the best course so my father could have some piece of mind that he would not fall. We highly recommend your services to anyone and have in fact done so."
“They genuinely care about my mother's condition, overall health care and progression of her MS. Her new home meets all of her needs now and into the future. I have recommended your company to my co-workers who are dealing with similar situations with their parents.”
"Taking care of elderly parents is always a touchy subject, but Lifespan Home Modifications really put me at ease. They installed a number of grab bars around my parents’ house (my father suffers from Parkinson's). I will be calling them again if my parents ever need anything else done to the house."
“As mother’s health began to fail, it was important to take care of her in the comfort of her home and keep her located close to family and friends. We knew that changes to the house needed to be made so we could care for her during her remaining days. We called Lifespan Home Modifications for advice on how to make that happen. They worked with mother and us to come up with an accessible entrance and bathroom changes that made a big difference for our family.”
“Your completed work really helped my disabled father and his home care nurses. His nurses are very impressed with his home modifications. They say that his house is the best setup they have ever seen and it makes their job easier.”
“We (my wife, my mother and myself) could not be happier. My mom loves her "new home" with us. Your knowledge of the elderly and home care giving was invaluable to us. With the addition of a universal designed in-law apartment to our home we found the perfect balance of privacy for us and independence for her. We all rest easier knowing that she is safe and we are nearby if she needs anything.”
“I have high expectations and don't often complement businesses on their work but my Dad just loves how easy it is to get into and out of his new shower and Momma can finally use the bathroom by herself again. They are so happy and so are we.”
“I most highly recommend Lifespan to anyone who requires home modifications where taking care of a loved one is involved. They modified my mom's bathroom a few months ago. They are competent and compassionate with older family members who need help living at home.”
“I could not have been more pleased with your work in converting my mother’s bathtub into a zero entry shower. It was the first time I have seen her smile in a long time.”
“My dad and step mom couldn't be happier with the new lighting and grab bars and I'm very grateful that I was able to find a company I can rely on. I wouldn't hesitate to call them again for anything and I can't stop talking about them to friends and family."
“The staff took the time to understand my family’s concerns and retrofitted our parents’ entire home to ensure a safe, enjoyable and pleasant lifestyle for years to come.”
"We have used Lifespan Home Modifications services on several projects. They provided us with suggestions on how to modify our plans to improve things for our clients. They are a very professional organization and always willing to explain how things work now and into the future. They look out for the best long-term interests of our clients."
“It is especially good to know that there is a company with expertise in this specialty area of senior environments. The finished product says it all! We look forward to working with you again.”
“Your expertise in elder design has been invaluable. I have been involved with designing, building and operating senior housing and retirement communities for over 10 years and I know how much your work on this project has improved things like lifecycle maintenance costs, staffing levels, resident safety and satisfaction as well as our bottom line.”
“Lifespan knows my needs as a contractor and my customer’s bottom line. They were able to provide key input to work with our customers’ specific needs and budget. We are very pleased with their service, accessibility, price and professionalism. They did an excellent job for us."
“I like calling a subcontractor and actually having a person pick up the phone and talk to me directly. This company has a long track record of being dependable and getting the job done in a timely manner. They have always been a pleasure to work with and I can safely say that the quality of their work is second to none. A great Alaskan company that does great work!”
"I have used Lifespan Home Modifications for several jobs. They are extremely reasonable, knowledgeable and work very well with customers. I have referred them to my family, friends and customers.”
"This company has been trustworthy and communicated with me on the project’s progress. Every time I have phoned them they are on top of things and way ahead of me! They are all about "Alaskans Helping Alaskans."
“Trusting my remodeling job to someone else was a huge factor. I worked in construction for decades before retiring and knew I could depend on your company to do the job right the first time.”
“Thanks so much for your time and help to keep us in our home. My husband, a retired contractor, has a lot of back and leg pain now and he would not be able to climb the stairs at all.”
Home health care providers
“Collaborating with Lifespan Home Modifications has been an asset for my medical practice and more importantly, enhanced the daily lives of my patients. They offer a rare hybrid of home health care and remodeling. I consider them to be our partner in excellent care. Put your trust in a friend of the elderly.”
“This company is professional, reliable and our clients are always pleased with their work. It keeps people at home, where they definitely want to be, which lends to a more favorable medical outcome. Kudos for filling a huge void in the community and for your uncompromising attention to the details involved in modifying homes so our patients get quality care.”
“Our discharge coordination team has greatly benefited from the inception of this company as a partner in the medical field. We are all grateful for the services it offers our most deserving patients who need medical care within the walls of their own homes. Thanks for all you do.”
“It’s always a pleasure to do business with Lifespan Home Modifications. Your prompt and warm response to my urgent request was greatly appreciated. It’s this type of reliable service that compels me to frequently refer patients and their family members to you. Please extend my deepest appreciation to your wonderful crew for the continuing great work.”
“As a local healthcare provider, I am always looking for ways to improve senior care. Recently, I have witnessed the level of service provided by Lifespan. It is refreshing to know that they make it much easier for seniors to live in the comfort and security of their own home and familiar surroundings. Kudos for a job very well-done.”
“The feedback that I have received from our patients has been overwhelmingly appreciative for the quality of work and assistance you provide. You bring a much-needed approach to the health care community for the increasingly difficult challenge of taking care of an aging population at home. Keep it up!”
“I have been privileged to work with the Lifespan team and I am enthused by their energy and level of professionalism. Their expertise falls between Home Health Care and home improvement to reduce the need for assisted living and nursing home placement. I see so many patients needing extra attention to their home and not getting it. I look forward to my continued association with this excellent company and do not hesitate to recommend it to those in need.”
“My responsibilities include designing residential modifications to increase accessibility for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Your company has consistently provided our agency with quality work in a professional and timely manner over the last ten years. I am looking forward to the next ten years and many more successful projects.”
“Lifespan Home Modifications has definitely met expectations in all circumstances. They are able to "think outside the box" especially in cases where the home is smaller, or the structure is quirky which can make it difficult to complete modifications. The work done for the families that I support has all been successful, offered more independence and ensured safety for the individual.”
“Lifespan has completed several bathroom modifications, installation of pocket doors and widening doorways and ramps for my clients. The families I work with report that they are friendly, quick to complete jobs and keep the workspace clean and neat.”
"Dear home modification team-this is a little note to say, “Thanks” for being such a fantastic team to work with. You all do a really great job and we appreciate you. Your people are always incredibly obliging and we know that you share our genuine concern for our clients. On behalf of our team and our clients. Thank you - keep up the great work."
“We wanted our lodge to feel like home for our older guests so we contacted your company to help us remodel specifically for the growing number of aging visitors we are getting. You were able to discretely make our bathrooms more accessible, safer and attractive but still kept the unique character of our Alaska wilderness lodge. Guests have commented that they appreciate that we made the effort and recognize that we appreciate their business.”
“I knew that my B & B needed to get better at accommodating the specific needs of senior travelers. Lifespan recommended several improvements that make us better for this type of tourist. Now we offer handicapped parking and ground floor rooms that are large enough for wheel chairs. Our new bathrooms have better lighting, safety grab bars and level access to the shower. Although we wanted to be a better place for seniors to stay, the changes they recommended make us more welcoming to travelers of all ages.”