Lifetime Designs Feb 2010

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Lifetime Designs Feb 2010

  1. 1. Bradford Management Services
  2. 2. Bradford Management Services Three terms to remember…
  3. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 12. POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS John and Nell, 81 and 79 yrs. old For John’s hip… • Install a barrier-free shower with grab bars…
  13. 13. Kitchens & Baths That Work Barrier-free shower and roll-up sink.
  14. 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. 15. Kitchens & Baths That Work Low-friction access to comfort- height commode via hardwood floors.
  16. 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. 17. Rocker Switches Rocker switches can be easily turned on and off with an elbow or wrist.
  18. 18. Easy On-Off Pressure Switches
  19. 19. POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS John and Nell, 81 and 79 yrs. old For Nell’s arthritis problems… • Switch to lever door handles...
  20. 20. Lever Door Handles
  21. 21. Lever Door Handles This keyless lockset with lever handle helps with fine motor or grasping disabilities.
  22. 22. POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS John and Nell, 81 and 79 yrs. old For Nell’s arthritis problems… • Replace cabinet handles.
  23. 23. Easy-Pull Cabinet Doors Easy to grasp cabinet handles.
  24. 24. Kitchens & Baths That Work When dealing with elderly home owners and residents, there is one home modification we ALWAYS recommend…
  25. 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. 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. 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. 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. 29. Home Elevators Home elevators can be installed to look like closets.
  30. 30. Home Elevators
  31. 31. Staircase Mobility Today’s staircase lifts go around corners!
  32. 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. 33. Contrasting Colors
  34. 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. 35. Shaped Edges
  36. 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. 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. 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. 39. Wide Door – No Threshold Floor transition from hardwood to low-pile carpet; NO threshold, double door wide access.
  40. 40. Roll-Out Shelves
  41. 41. Kitchens & Baths That Work Drop-Down cabinet shelves.
  42. 42. Kitchens & Baths That Work Kitchen counters at varying levels, hardwood floors and roll-up sink.
  43. 43. Kitchens & Baths That Work Motion - sensor faucet.
  44. 44. Kitchens & Baths That Work Easy access microwave with roll-out shelves.
  45. 45. Kitchens & Baths That Work Universal Design pantry and microwave combo.
  46. 46. Kitchens & Baths That Work Universal Design storage.
  47. 47. Kitchens & Baths That Work Universal Design pantry.
  48. 48. Kitchens & Baths That Work This refrigerator – freezer combo can be set at any height to accommodate comfortable everyday use.
  49. 49. Kitchens & Baths That Work This Barrier- free kitchen features easy access to the cook top range.
  50. 50. Kitchens & Baths That Work Washer and dryer elevated to individual comfort height.
  51. 51. Kitchens & Baths That Work Accessible bathroom sink and roll-out closet shelves.
  52. 52. Kitchens & Baths That Work Pocket doors eliminate swing.
  53. 53. Kitchens & Baths That Work Barrier-free shower and traditional bathtub combination.
  54. 54. Kitchens & Baths That Work This Universal Design shower features no-barrier entry, movable shower head, grab bars and retractable bench.
  55. 55. Kitchens & Baths That Work Universal Design doesn’t have to look institutional!
  56. 56. Here are some additional modification Statement Mission and remodeling solutions that are making life easier for thousands of Americans…
  57. 57. Balance = Arms Well Forward This furniture has arms that require 90 degree vertical boost.
  58. 58. Lighted Stairs
  59. 59. Lever Door Handles You’ll need the secret handshake to open this door!
  60. 60. Residential Ramps Well- designed, permanent access ramps.
  61. 61. Residential Ramps Before After Ramps can be designed to complement the character and architecture of each individual home.
  62. 62. Half Steps
  63. 63. Adjustable Angled Safety Rail For areas with few steps and not enough room for built-in hand rails.
  64. 64. Lifts
  65. 65. Home Elevators This elevator car’s interior complements the hardwood floors.
  66. 66. Home Elevators Beam me up to the loft, Scotty…
  67. 67. Kitchens & Baths That Work French Door range
  68. 68. Kitchens & Baths That Work Double Drawer Fridge
  69. 69. Kitchens & Baths That Work Reverse- swing Door with roll-up sink.
  70. 70. Kitchens & Baths That Work Easily-adjusted electronic shower controls ensure comfort and prevent scalding.
  71. 71. Kitchens & Baths That Work Barrier-free shower and roll–up sink.
  72. 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. 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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