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Aging in Place

A Case-in-Point: Smart-Home Tech and the Elderly

Earlier this week, I attended the “Remodeling Futures Conference” held at the Harvard Faculty Club, and put on by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.  There was a record turnout, including members of the remodeling industry, academia, industry associations, and government (Census Bureau).   There was a focus on home automation, covering smart-home trends,…

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Walk-In Bathtub

Safety and Convenience with Walk In Bath Tubs

As we get older and less agile, certain aspects of living at home begin to present a challenge. One of the worst of those is the bathtub and shower area, with its slippery surfaces, high steps, and multiple obstacles. The answer to this dilemma is the walk-in bathtub. As aging-in-place building philosophies sweep the nation,…

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Digitalization. Cheerful and positive senior woman in wheelchair using laptop

Remodel for Senior Living: Keeping Things Rolling Along

As homeowners grow older, good remodeling design may be the difference between being able to live independently and having to move to a senior living facility. Years ago, the home design needs of seniors was not often taken into consideration. Now, just about everyone is looking at the way homes are designed and realizing how…

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Home Elevator

Home Elevators: You’ve Arrived

Granite countertops used to be considered the material of high society, until this material became affordable to more people than just the super-rich. Before that, it was owning a pool. While there is always going to be a new item that typifies class and wealth, it is important to note that there is a new…

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Disability ramp

Remodeling With Seniors in Mind

There’s no denying it: the population is getting older. Since few of us hope to spend our senior years cursing the designs of our houses, it makes sense that remodeling for the elderly, or aging in place remodeling, is becoming more popular as more and more people reach ages that were uncommon 50 years ago….

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Step Up and Live in Your Home: All of It

Persons with limited mobility – from old age or disability – often feel compelled to move into a ranch-style house. Sometimes they continue to live in a multi-level house but confine themselves to living in just one story. They may go years without seeing the refinished basement that was a source of daily recreation in…

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Baby Boomers Aging in Place Tips

Retiring in Your Own Home: How Baby Boomers Can Age In Place

An estimated 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 in the U-S every day and at that rate the retirement population is projected to nearly double by 2030 with the number of adults aged 65-74 growing to nearly 73-million. If you figure in adults aged 50 and over, that statistic grows to 132-million. So where will this…

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Aging in Place Design & Remodeling

Modern Design Trends & Advice for Aging in Place

Graying heads are fueling a surge in construction of senior housing and home improvement projects across the U-S, with the latter focused on aging in place modifications. The metropolitan Denver area saw more than 2,000 age-restricted housing units added in 2014 and another 2,800 are expected in 2015. One in nine Colorado residents is currently…

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Aging in Place Home Plans

Aging in Place With a Little Help from Roommates, Neighbors and Teenagers

Seniors without the support network of family members or caregivers who are still intent on aging in place might find inspiration from the 1980’s sitcom “The Golden Girls.” Turns out, the over 50 television roommates Blanche Devereaux, Rose Nylund and Dorothy Zbornak were on to something – living together in retirement in their fictional Miami…

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Home Modification Programs for Aging in Place Home Services

HomeAdvisor, in partnership with the Lending Club, offers home improvement loans to cover the expenses of modifying your home. You can include the medical expenses amounts you pay for special equipment installed in a home, or for improvements, if their main purpose is medical care for you, your spouse, or your dependent.

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