by Virginia Maddan, guest blogger A common conversation my new clients initiate when I arrive at our first appointment unfolds as follows: New client: “I just want to warn you that my place is a total mess.” Me: “That’s ok! That’s what I’m here for. I’m sure it’s not that bad, but don’t worry about […]
This particular community of thought leaders only considered group housing or building new, Universal Design Green Concept developments, assisted living centers, etc. What interested me was that they did not acknowledge the reality that many people will NOT be moving from their own home, for personal, or in today’s economy, economic, reasons.
Who wants to age in an aging bath?? As a Designer for “Aging In Place,” if people never heard the expression before, you can observe their physical change as they begin to underst the idea. At the same time, it brings out other emotions, like fear, denial, anger, sadness or just plain surprise! The next thing they say is, ”That’s for other people, I’m not getting older!” NO MATTER HOW OLD THEY ARE! Everyone says the same thing. People are funny that way.
This has been on my mind a great deal lately. When I talk to people say something about “Aging In Place,” if they never heard the expression before, you can almost see them going through a physical change as they begin to underst the idea. At the same time, it can also bring out other […]
In many cases, we are living in homes that were built by contractors for resale. Not many of us have had the luxury to design in all the features we’d like in our homes, features that will suit us as we live our lifespan. Some modifications can help, but also there are purchase decisions for appliances to […]
How do you begin making your home ‘Senior-Friendly?’ These tips will get your started with some simple inexpensive things you can do to your storage areas kitchen to prepare for your future.
Maintenence is one the the most important tasks you should do on a schedule – why not make it out in advance of when certain inspections or tasks should be scheduled. Things like range hood filters should be taken down cleaned annually. Buy replace your existing batteries in the smoke alarms. Make your bathroom kitchen maintenance-friendly easy […]
Now that the kids are really grown on their own, it’s time to take care of you make the home improvement you will need for aging at home. Whether you do a simple modification of an existing bedroom bath, or aim for something more livable by converting unused space to make it highly functional good looking, now is the time to start thinking about your options, or those of your parents.