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HB Design specializes in Design For Aging In Place. Here we talk about Why this is important, and show a Kitchen and a few baths design with AIP in mind.

HB Design specializes in Design For Aging In Place. Here we talk about Why this is important, and show a Kitchen and a few baths design with AIP in mind.

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    • Design for Aging In Place Jane Regan, hb design inc.
    • Anticipate Life Changes
      • 85% of Adults Want to Live at Home as long as possible*
      • Boomer households represent 45% of all US families
      • Physical Environment is major factor for independent living
      • Falls are leading cause of death for Seniors
      • 1/3 of Falls are caused by environmental factors!
          • Stairs, ramps, floors
          • Beds, pillows, mattresses
          • Chairs, sofas, sofa beds,
          • Bathroom facilities
          • Carpets, rugs
          • Tables
          • Ladders, stools
          • Desks, shelves
      06/07/09 Confidential property of HB Design Inc. Not to be copied or duplicated without written permission
    • Anticipate Life Changes
      • Eyes + Vision
        • Become sensitive to glare, need more Light
        • Cannot discriminate between similar colors, intensity
        • Respond slower to changing light levels
      • Loss of Strength
        • Elasticity of connective tissue is worn out
        • Posture becomes more slumped
        • Gait becomes more ‘shuffling’
        • Loss of agility, finger tip and palm strength
      • Balance
        • Ability to orient self in a space
      06/07/09 Confidential property of HB Design Inc. Not to be copied or duplicated without written permission
    • Build in Ageless Style
      • Convenience + Comfort
        • Wider doorways + halls
        • Natural Daylight
        • Lever Handles
        • Rocker Switches for Lights
        • Pull outs for easier access
        • Multiple Height Kitchen Countertops
      06/07/09 Confidential property of HB Design Inc. Not to be copied or duplicated without written permission
    • Build in Ageless Style
      • Efficiency
        • Walk in Showers
        • Adjustable Hand Showers
        • Motion Sensors on Light Switches
        • Illuminated Light Switches
        • Pressure Sensitive Cooktops
        • Lever Handles on doors & faucets
      06/07/09 Confidential property of HB Design Inc. Not to be copied or duplicated without written permission
    • Build in Ageless Style
      • Low Maintenance
        • Slip Resistant Surfaces
          • Easier now with move to ‘green’ flooring
          • Bamboo, cork
          • Short pile carpet
        • Washer/Dryer on main level
        • Front loading
        • Master Bedroom on main level
        • Non-porous Kitchen & Vanity countertops
          • no staining, easy to clean
        • Raised height toilets
      06/07/09 Confidential property of HB Design Inc. Not to be copied or duplicated without written permission
    • Build in Ageless Style
      • Safety
        • Increase lighting in Kitchen and Bath
        • Minimize need to reach
        • Closet Organizers
        • Lower beds
        • Use highly contrasting colors between adjacent surfaces
        • Eliminate throw rugs
        • Remove exposed electric cords or cables
      06/07/09 Confidential property of HB Design Inc. Not to be copied or duplicated without written permission
    • Call a Specialist!
      • Certified in Design for Aging In Place
      • Experienced in Interior and Exterior Planning and remodeling including Elevators, Ramps, Bath & Kitchen modifications, Grab Bar procurement & installs
      • Knows how to talk about Universal Design with people of all ages
        • A Guide to Lifespan Design for an active lifestyle
        • A Coach for Independent Living
        • A Decision for Built In, Lasting Value
        • Flexibility to Support Life Changes
      Confidential property of HB Design Inc. Not to be copied or duplicated without written permission 06/07/09
    • HB Design Inc.
      • YOUR PARTNER IN DESIGN FOR TRANSITIONAL COMFORT!
      06/07/09 Confidential property of HB Design Inc. Not to be copied or duplicated without written permission