Are you a consumer seeking to modify an existing home for aging in place or build a new home to meet your needs over the long term? If so, check out our Aging-In-Place Design Checklists. They contain features you may want to consider for your next new construction or renovation project.
You raised kids and entertained grand kids in your home – it is easy to understand why you want to remain there as long as possible. Though we know nature can be cruel and physical disabilities are not uncommon in later life. Is your home well-suited for you to age in place?
More people live with disabilities today than ever before in the U.S. One reason for the changing demographic is the population is aging. Another reason is many more veterans survived recent wars than in previous conflicts, returning home with extreme injuries.
Lots of people need or want accessibility in their homes these days. Many of these same people want their home to also be eco-friendly. And why not? The two are not mutually exclusive, though some advance thought is required to accomplish both goals at an affordable price.
Aging in place is a relatively new term to describe design components that allow you to grow older in your own home comfortably and safely. Your shower can be both accessible AND a work of art with a little forethought and attention during the design process.