The Next Generation of Retired Living Designs
We can’t escape it. None of us. What, you ask? Aging. Despite being in better physical condition than prior generations, the inevitable changes occur led by mobility and vision challenges. Concurrent with this obvious claim is the notable increase in those choosing to “age in place,” by sharing their homes with grown children or their own mentally or physically declining parents.
Safety and comfort, plus Universal Design are key to best serving your aging clients. Bathrooms are key areas wherein mobility can be difficult yet eased by comfort-height toilets, bath bars, step-through tubs, and showers without curbs.
Lighted switches, cover plates, and motion-activated lighting are welcome conveniences and safety features for anyone, particularly with vision impairments or loss.