Design For Aging In Place Show

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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.

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Design For Aging In Place Show

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

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