703-443-1861 M - F 9:00 - 5:00 Leesburg, Virginia
703-443-1861 M - F 9:00 - 5:00 Leesburg, Virginia
Certified Aging in Place Specialist
Since 2007
Home Modifications
Seniors, Veterans, Mobility Challenged
Family Owned
Leesburg, Virginia

Aging in Place

Solutions for every part of your home

Schaffer Construction – Designs for Life is a Loudoun County based Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) specializing in providing aging in place modifications for our seniors and special needs remodeling services for people with disabilities.  

We specialize in all phases of home modifications for our elders, friends with disabilities, and our veterans.

We perform minor and whole house remodels incorporating elements of universal design and barrier free floor plans. We offer a full line of products to help you reduce the risk of a fall and maintain your independence.

We also offer Emergency Services for parents returning home from a hospital or rehab facility.

Read more about Schaffer Construction’s CAPS designation.

Are you a Veteran with a disability? We can help. Visit our Veterans page.

Not sure what you need in order to age in place? We perform Safety Assessments. Call or email us to find out more.


  • Tub to shower conversion
  • Grab bars and transfer aids
  • Raised toilets and hand railings
  • Curbless showers
  • Bath lifts
  • Additional lighting/switch plug height adjustments
  • Flooring
  • Tub cut for easier bath tub access
  • Walk-in tubs
  • Vanity with roll under access
  • Tower body dryer, shower with wet chair, rubber wheelchair curb
  • Toilevater-hands free toileting, cleaning & drying


  • Bed to bathroom transfer system
  • Offset hinges on doors
  • Super pole for getting in and out of bed


  • Wheelchair lifts
  • Chair lift
  • Ramps
  • Grab bars


  • Railings
  • Chair lift
  • Wheelchair lift

Planning to Age in Place

Preparing Yourself, Your Home, and Your Family

Are you one of the majority of Americans wishing to remain at home as you mature? If you wish to stay in your home have you started planning for the normal changes in life that we all may face? Here are some questions you may want to ask yourself:

  • How do you want to spend your retirement years?
  • How to secure your finances?
  • How to protect your estate?
  • How a major life event could change your plans?
  • Who to turn to for unexpected medical events?
  • Who will be your care provider?
  • Will your home accommodate your changing needs?

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” This is especially true if you are planning to age in place. Having a plan to age in place means you are choosing to prepare yourself, your house and your family to meet life’s challenges as you mature. There are many resources at your disposal to assist you in developing a life plan for aging in place.

Consider using a team of the following professionals:

  • An elder law attorney to protect your estate.
  • A financial planner specializing in seniors services to provide guidance on financial matters.
  • A Geriatric Care Manager to help you through medical emergencies and provide a personal care plan for all scenarios.
  • A certified senior housing specialist to assist you finding senior friendly housing if you decide to relocate.
  • A Certified Aging in Place Specialist to plan for and implement environmental modifications as needed to maintain safety and access in your home.

These professionals will assist you in creating a detailed, holistic approach to your aging in place needs. Having control of your environment and personal care needs will help you maintain your independence and overall quality of life.

Contact us to find out more about how to assemble your team of professionals.

Aging in Place Bathroom
Bathroom Solutions
Wheelchair platform lift for easy access
Entrance / Exit
Aging in place chair lifts stair lifts stair railings
Solutions for Stairs
Aging in place bedroom solutions poles rails
Aging in place kitchen modifications

We were so pleased to hear that Schaffer Construction is now specializing in “aging in place” renovations — we can’t think of a firm better qualified to provide these services.

The care and concern you bring to every job is what sets Schaffer Construction apart from the competition.

C. & B. Boyce