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.
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…)
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
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?
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…)
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
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.
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…)
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…)
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.
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…)