Home Safety for People with Disabilities
How to modify your home to reduce your risk of injuries. Although we rarely think about it, home safety is a critical aspect of our daily lives. This is even more relevant for individuals with disabilities and mobility impairments, who face additional challenges in preventing accidental injuries and planning for emergencies within their home. No […]Read More
What is Universal Design?
Universal design is about creating a home for everyone, regardless of age, size, or ability. Universal design features and products make a home safer and more comfortable for a wide range of people. And, as the name implies, universal design fits everyone and every lifestyle including: Universal design is about creating great living spaces for: […]Read More
Aging in Place
A column from Nation’s Building News , an online weekly publication of the National Association of Home Builders. By Dan Bawden, May 30, 2003 According to the AARP, more and more senior home owners are deciding to remain in their homes and age-in-place rather than seek assisted living. To do this they need to modify […]Read More
Declaration of Independence
Embracing Aging-in-Place Home Design can keep you living comfortably at home for years to come. With a little foresight, a lot of common sense, and only a modest budget bump, a growing number of homeowners are dramatically improving the odds that they’ll be able to stay in their homes well into their golden years. That’s […]Read More
What do Realtors, Contractors and Seniors Have in Common?
When my 81 year old mother-in-law Elsie moved to join us here in Houston recently, she bought a small home that needed changes to make the place safe and livable. The bathroom had a tub that was hard to get in and out of. Installing attractive grab bars on the walls and on the tub […]Read More