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Design For Aging In Place 1 20 2011

Design For Aging In Place 1 20 2011



An overview of design considerations for aging gracefully at home.

An overview of design considerations for aging gracefully at home.



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    • Aging Gracefully: Designing Baths with Style + Safety
      Jane Regan, CEO GrandCare Webinar
      BathPacks LLC 1-20-2011
    • How We Found Our Niche
      General Contractor for 11 years
      Located near Half Moon Bay, Nor Cal coast side
      Dense 45+ Homeowners in Desirable Climate
      Serve San Francisco, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara Counties
      Remodeled over 300 bathrooms!
      High end bath remodels for disabled, or older clients
      Different type customer
      Specific special needs
      Trust, relationships very important
      First specialized training 2005
      Aging in Place? What’s that?
      Senior Coastsider’s Home Repair Day
    • Designs Fit the Statistics
      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
      When you really need it, it’s almost too late
      Jim B - 68, Biking accident, lost leg
      Jerry M – 47, Progressive MS
      Irene C – 65, Sudden onset ALS
      David F – 63, Massive heart attack while driving
      June L – 72, Retiring Nurse
      David’s Shower
    • Safety First Inside + Out
      • A designer’s first responsibility is client safety
      • Recommend not advertising resident’s “frailty” to ‘street’
      • Exit via garage to rear ramp, or side ramp
      • Auto On lighting near home entrances
      • Exterior elevator installation popular in hilly areas
      • Total Cost Installed ~$35k
      • Use existing or build deck
      • Encourage Universal Design for all
      Irene’s Lift
    • Build in Ageless Style
      Increase lighting, bright
      Multiple angles
      Task + Ambient Light
      Minimize need to reach
      Utilize Closet Organizers
      Lower beds
      Use highly contrasting colors
      Eliminate throw rugs
      Remove exposed electric cords
      June’s Bath
    • June’s Bath Plan Before
    • June’s Bath Plan After
    • Build In Functional Design
      Bath Efficiency
      Walk in, barrier free showers
      Adjustable hand showers
      Motion sensors on light switches
      Illuminated light switches
      Raised height toilets
      Grab Bars for individual convenience
      Jerry’s Bath
    • Build in The Little Things
      Convenience + Comfort
      Wider doorways, or remove doors
      Remove walls to allow for wider halls
      Natural Daylight with Solatube Sun Tunnels
      Rocker Switches for lights
      Multiple Heights on built in cabinetry
      Lever Handles on doors & faucets
      Remove under sink cabinet, use a tall linencabinet with rollouts.
    • Build in Ease of Care
      Low Maintenance
      Slip Resistant Surfaces
      ‘green’ flooring, bamboo, cork, marmoleum
      Short pile carpet in bedroom, hallways
      Washer/Dryer on main level, front loading
      Master bedroom on main level
      Non-porous vanity countertops
      Laminate, Corian
      no staining, easy to clean
      Granite, Marble, Limestone require extra care
      Irene’s Baths
    • Don’t Wait Till It’s Too Late
      86 Year Old Man falls off deck while fixing loose rail
      Breaks 7th vertebrae
      3 mos rehab, comes home
      Resisted all changes except:
      adding 2 grab bars
      2nd banisters on stairways
      Resurface vanity top
      New lever handle plumbing on vanity
      Bob, Roberto (BP) + Evelyn
    • Sometimes We Can’t Help
      Client is too helpless
      Does not have any financial means
      Personal communication issues
      Are distrusting or depressed
      We call in another support team member
      Dr. Eric Shapira
      Aging Mentor Services, author, A New Wrinkle
      Noreen Cooper Heavlin
      Sorting Things Out, professional organizer
      Noreen Heavlin http://www.sortingthingsout.com
      Dr Shapira http://www.agingmentorservices.com
    • Call a Specialist!
      Certified in Design for Aging In Place
      Experienced with Building Department and making plans
      Aging In Place remodels include Elevators,
      Ramps, Bath & Kitchen modifications,
      Stair Chairs, Grab Bar procurement,
      Bariatric items, Installation, etc.
      Can discuss Universal Design with people of all ages
      Family members
      Act as guide to lifespan design for active lifestyles
      A coach for Independent living
      Decisions for built In, lasting value
      Knows the marketplace for best values and styles
    • Work with a Specialist!
      CAPS Certification
      Business Management
      Customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.
      CAPS Code of Ethics – Administered by NAHB*
      national assoc. of homebuilders
    • New On Line for 2011
      • Revolutionary technology allowing clients to select, purchase and schedule installation of a complete Aging in Place bath
      • All selections done on line by Price, Purpose and Style
      • Once final, an Authorized Bath Pack Franchise Contractor will come to your home, verify measurements, finalize selections, procure permit
      • When all materials are delivered to Contractor, installation scheduled and will be completed within 2-3 weeks.
    • BathPacks: Designed On Line, Installed On Time
      Convert your bath for comfortably aging
      Select designs from the comfort of your own home
      Visualize what the design will look like in your bath
      Receive Designer plans ready for permits, at an affordable price
      Materials are high quality, durable, beautiful and easy to care for
      ADA Compliant Lighting, flooring, Water Sense plumbing fixtures, renewable tile and eco-friendly cabinetry selections
      Reliable installers, Franchise network, pass ethics test, sensitivity training for working with Seniors, and practical training course
    • Barrier Free Design