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Lifetime Designs Feb 2010

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This is a PowerPoint presentation that introduces Lifetime Designs; a home modification, remodeling and new construction company focused on the principals of Universal Design, specializing in creating …

This is a PowerPoint presentation that introduces Lifetime Designs; a home modification, remodeling and new construction company focused on the principals of Universal Design, specializing in creating a better aging in place environment for our clients.

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  • 1. Bradford Management Services
  • 2. Bradford Management Services Three terms to remember…
  • 3. Terms to Remember Bradford Management #1 – Universal Design: Services The creation of products and environments meant to be usable by all people to the greatest extent possible, while enhancing and increasing property value. Which makes possible…
  • 4. Terms to Remember Bradford Management #2 – Aging In Place: Services Not having to move from your present residence to receive care or services as you age. By creating…
  • 5. Terms to Remember Bradford Management #3 – Barrier-Free Living: Services Modifying, remodeling or building facilities for accessibility and use by physically disadvantaged or disabled people.
  • 6. Who We Are Bradford Management • Universal Design, Aging In Place and Barrier-Free living specialists. Services • Custom home construction and remodeling professionals. • CAPS Certified.
  • 7. What is a “CAPS Certified” Building and Remodeling Professional? • “CAPS” means “Certified Aging in Place Specialist.” • Developed by the National Association of Home Builders at the request of the AARP. • CAPS certification requires successful completion of NAHB coursework and maintained through ongoing education programs and community service participation. • Lifetime Designs is bound by the CAPS Code of Ethics and committed to designing and building aesthetically enriching, barrier-free living environments.
  • 8. What We Do • We provide individual and focused home evaluations and analysis. Mission modification, remodeling • Full service home Statement and building project management. • We create a better aging in place, barrier- free living environment for our clients.
  • 9. How We Work • We want to know how you live. What’s important to you? • What do you do around the house that’s becoming more difficult with time? Mission Statement • What are your goals? How long do you want to stay in your home? • Or, have you thought about building your retirement home from the ground up? Let’s look at some case studies…
  • 10. CASE STUDY #1 John and Nell, 81 and 79 yrs. old • Current Home – Ranch with 2 br. / 1.5 baths. They’ve been in the house for 15 years. • Their general health is good. • John had a hip replaced, uses a walker and finds their full bath very challenging to use. • Nell suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and has difficulty with touch and fine motor skills.
  • 11. CASE STUDY #1 John and Nell, 81 and 79 yrs. old • At their advanced age, they don’t want to spend much on remodeling. • They plan to stay in their house for only another 3-5 years • They need modifications to make their home more comfortable as they plan for extended care.
  • 12. POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS John and Nell, 81 and 79 yrs. old For John’s hip… • Install a barrier-free shower with grab bars…
  • 13. Kitchens & Baths That Work Barrier-free shower and roll-up sink.
  • 14. POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS John and Nell, 81 and 79 yrs. old For John’s hip… • Install low-friction Pergo floor and comfort- height commode in the full bath.
  • 15. Kitchens & Baths That Work Low-friction access to comfort- height commode via hardwood floors.
  • 16. POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS John and Nell, 81 and 79 yrs. old For Nell’s arthritis problems… • Install rocker and pressure switches throughout the house...
  • 17. Rocker Switches Rocker switches can be easily turned on and off with an elbow or wrist.
  • 18. Easy On-Off Pressure Switches
  • 19. POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS John and Nell, 81 and 79 yrs. old For Nell’s arthritis problems… • Switch to lever door handles...
  • 20. Lever Door Handles
  • 21. Lever Door Handles This keyless lockset with lever handle helps with fine motor or grasping disabilities.
  • 22. POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS John and Nell, 81 and 79 yrs. old For Nell’s arthritis problems… • Replace cabinet handles.
  • 23. Easy-Pull Cabinet Doors Easy to grasp cabinet handles.
  • 24. Kitchens & Baths That Work When dealing with elderly home owners and residents, there is one home modification we ALWAYS recommend…
  • 25. Kitchens & Baths That Work Reverse the bathroom door swing. If someone falls against the bathroom door the reverse swing could save their life!
  • 26. CASE STUDY #2 Bill and Karen, 67 and 64 yrs. old • Current Home – 4 br. / 2.5 baths w/finished basement. • Both retired and in generally good health. • Bill has arthritic knees and has trouble with stairs. • Karen suffers from macular degeneration; her depth perception and ability to distinguish shapes is gradually getting worse.
  • 27. CASE STUDY #2 Bill and Karen, 67 and 64 yrs. old • They have 2 grown children with families that visit occasionally. • They want to stay in their home for many more years and should be able to as long as their health is good. • They need specific modifications and remodeling to make aging in place more comfortable in the coming years.
  • 28. POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS Bill and Karen, 67 and 64 yrs. old For Bill’s knees… • Convert their barely used living room into a first floor master suite; their extended family can deal with the stairs! • Or, install a home elevator or staircase lift…
  • 29. Home Elevators Home elevators can be installed to look like closets.
  • 30. Home Elevators
  • 31. Staircase Mobility Today’s staircase lifts go around corners!
  • 32. POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS Bill and Karen, 67 and 64 yrs. old For Karen’s vision issues… • Create color contrast between walls and floors to improve depth perception…
  • 33. Contrasting Colors
  • 34. POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS Bill and Karen, 67 and 64 yrs. old For Karen’s vision issues… • Install counter tops with shaped edges and rounded corners to stand out visually and reduce possible bumps and bruising.
  • 35. Shaped Edges
  • 36. CASE STUDY #3 Jack and Susan, 59 and 56 yrs. old • They’re active and in good health, and their children are grown and through college. • They live in a 35 year old traditional 2- story home that they remodeled when they bought it 15 years ago. • They’ll be retiring in the next 5 years.
  • 37. CASE STUDY #3 Jack and Susan, 59 and 56 yrs. old • They want to live independently for as long as possible. • Both have parents in their mid-80s that still visit periodically and have difficulty moving around the entire house.
  • 38. POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS Jack and Susan, 59 and 56 yrs. old • Build a retirement home from the ground up, featuring Universal Design elements like….
  • 39. Wide Door – No Threshold Floor transition from hardwood to low-pile carpet; NO threshold, double door wide access.
  • 40. Roll-Out Shelves
  • 41. Kitchens & Baths That Work Drop-Down cabinet shelves.
  • 42. Kitchens & Baths That Work Kitchen counters at varying levels, hardwood floors and roll-up sink.
  • 43. Kitchens & Baths That Work Motion - sensor faucet.
  • 44. Kitchens & Baths That Work Easy access microwave with roll-out shelves.
  • 45. Kitchens & Baths That Work Universal Design pantry and microwave combo.
  • 46. Kitchens & Baths That Work Universal Design storage.
  • 47. Kitchens & Baths That Work Universal Design pantry.
  • 48. Kitchens & Baths That Work This refrigerator – freezer combo can be set at any height to accommodate comfortable everyday use.
  • 49. Kitchens & Baths That Work This Barrier- free kitchen features easy access to the cook top range.
  • 50. Kitchens & Baths That Work Washer and dryer elevated to individual comfort height.
  • 51. Kitchens & Baths That Work Accessible bathroom sink and roll-out closet shelves.
  • 52. Kitchens & Baths That Work Pocket doors eliminate swing.
  • 53. Kitchens & Baths That Work Barrier-free shower and traditional bathtub combination.
  • 54. Kitchens & Baths That Work This Universal Design shower features no-barrier entry, movable shower head, grab bars and retractable bench.
  • 55. Kitchens & Baths That Work Universal Design doesn’t have to look institutional!
  • 56. Here are some additional modification Statement Mission and remodeling solutions that are making life easier for thousands of Americans…
  • 57. Balance = Arms Well Forward This furniture has arms that require 90 degree vertical boost.
  • 58. Lighted Stairs
  • 59. Lever Door Handles You’ll need the secret handshake to open this door!
  • 60. Residential Ramps Well- designed, permanent access ramps.
  • 61. Residential Ramps Before After Ramps can be designed to complement the character and architecture of each individual home.
  • 62. Half Steps
  • 63. Adjustable Angled Safety Rail For areas with few steps and not enough room for built-in hand rails.
  • 64. Lifts
  • 65. Home Elevators This elevator car’s interior complements the hardwood floors.
  • 66. Home Elevators Beam me up to the loft, Scotty…
  • 67. Kitchens & Baths That Work French Door range
  • 68. Kitchens & Baths That Work Double Drawer Fridge
  • 69. Kitchens & Baths That Work Reverse- swing Door with roll-up sink.
  • 70. Kitchens & Baths That Work Easily-adjusted electronic shower controls ensure comfort and prevent scalding.
  • 71. Kitchens & Baths That Work Barrier-free shower and roll–up sink.
  • 72. A Quick Reminder – Lifetime Designs, LLC provides… #1 – Universal Design: which makes possible… #2 – Aging in Place: by creating… #3 – Barrier-Free Living. QUESTIONS?
  • 73. Thank you! Lifetime Designs, LLC Mission Statement 2218 E. 75th Street Indianapolis, IN 42420 (317) 269-7889 OR (317) 703-6366 eMail: info@lifetimedesignsonline.com

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