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Study: The Aging of the Population Will Have Unexpected Economic, Environmental and Health Benefits

http://nationswell.com

As we all know, America’s population is getting older and older. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, by 2030 there will be 72.1 million people over age 65 in this country — more than double what there was in 2000.

With more of the population enjoying greater free time, there could be a surge in innovators and entrepreneurs.

With more of the population enjoying greater free time, there could be a surge in innovators and entrepreneurs.

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What Happens When You Have One Of Those a-ha Moments

http://www.stayinplace.org

Recently, a client of one of our DAASE members – we will call her Barbara – had one of those “a-ha” moments. But a little background first.Barbara is one of the 76 million Baby Boomers who are in “age-denial” and as such, don’t see a need – nor have a desire – for incorporating design features in the home that would permit them to “age in place”… or what we as DAASE members prefer to say… “Stay In Place.” (more…)

How Architects Design For An Aging Population

By Shelly Little freshhome.com

The growth in the number of adults  65 years and older will double over the next 25 years. This statistic creates a demographic that is unprecedented in America’s history, as stated in The State of Aging and Health in America.

The aging population prefers smaller homes with little to no-step entries. Image Source: Leland Grp

The aging population prefers smaller homes with little to no-step entries. Image Source: Leland Grp

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Home is Where the Heart Is – The Benefits of Aging in Place

As people get older and start needing day-to-day assistance, they must first decide what form that assistance should take: should a registered caregiver visit daily or weekly, should a home monitoring system be installed, or is it time to make the move to assisted living?

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Fall Prevention Awareness Week

Resources from the National Council on Aging’s Center for Healthy Aging on National Fall Prevention Awareness Day and State Coalitions

Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trama.  Falls can take a serious toll on older adults’ quality of life and independence.  To recognize this critical issue, at the state level SRC 77 was passed in 2008 declaring the first week of Fall each year as Fall Prevention Awareness Week. (more…)

Leadership Begins By Giving Back

Gary Multanen is founder and owner of Best Bath Systems. Once a month, he offers insights into the industry, the company, and his philosophies.

 

Leadership Begins By Giving Back

Leadership Begins By Giving Back

How do you lead? I’m not talking about business or family, but what do you do for the communities you work and live in? Your contributions of time, energy, and money are crucial elements to making local communities great places to live, work, and play.

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The ADL Spa Collection Offers Easy Access For Homeowners With Limited Mobility

Caldwell, Idaho – Best Bath Systems, a leading manufacturer of showers and tubs, has redesigned its ADL Spa line of elevated transfer bathtubs, permitting homeowners with limited mobility to enjoy a safe, luxurious bathing experience. (more…)

App Up! Providers Create Mobile Apps to Help Caregivers

by Gene Mitchell – www.leadingage.org

How could your organization benefit if a client or resident could carry it in his pocket? If a family caregiver could have it handy in her purse? (more…)

Famed architect Michael Graves, in a wheelchair, widens his design focus

July 14

http://www.washingtonpost.com

In 2003, Michael Graves had just returned home from a business trip to Germany and Switzerland. He wasn’t feeling well and told colleagues at his architectural firm that he was leaving early to go home and rest.  By the next morning, Graves, one of America’s most prominent architects and designers, was fighting for his life against a mysterious virus.

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NAHB: Aging-In-Place Remodeling Checklist

source: www.nahb.org

 

Have you ever wanted a quick reference for aging-in-place issues? Are you wondering how to incorporate some aesthetically pleasing designs into your projects? If so, the Aging-In-Place Design Checklist might be suited to your needs. (more…)