Design For Aging In Place Ucla 10 20 09


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A brief synopsis of requirements and actual barrier-free bathrooms for Aging In Place clients designed and built by HB Building + Design in 2009.

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Design For Aging In Place Ucla 10 20 09

  1. 1. Design-Build Partners for Aging In Place<br />Jane Regan, hb building + design inc.<br />
  2. 2. How We Found our Niche<br />HB Design<br />Located near Half Moon Bay, Nor Cal coast side <br />Dense 45+ Homeowners in Desirable Climate<br />Serve San Francisco, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara Counties<br />High end bath remodels for disabled, sometimes older clients<br />Different type customer<br />Specific special needs<br />Trust, relationships very important<br />Personal<br />First specialized training 2007<br />Aging in Place? What’s that?<br />HB Team w/ Eleanor, Senior Coastsider’s Day 2008<br />
  3. 3. First Designs Fit the Statistics<br />85% of Adults want to live at home as long as possible*<br />Boomer households represent 45% of all US families<br />Physical Environment is major factor for <br /> independent living<br />Falls are leading cause of death for Seniors<br />When you really need it, it’s almost too late<br />Jim B - Biking accident, lost leg<br />Jerry M – Progressive MS<br />Irene C – Sudden onset ALS<br />David F – Massive heart attack while driving <br />AARP<br />Jim’s Shower<br />
  4. 4. Safety First Inside + Out<br /><ul><li>A designer’s first responsibility is client safety
  5. 5. Recommend not advertising frailty to ‘street’
  6. 6. Exit via garage to rear ramp
  7. 7. Auto On lighting near home entrances
  8. 8. Exterior elevator installation popular in hilly areas
  9. 9. Total Cost Installed ~$35k
  10. 10. Use existing deck
  11. 11. Encourage Universal Design for all</li></ul>Irene’s Lift<br />
  12. 12. Build in Ageless Style<br />Safety<br />Increase lighting in kitchen and bath<br />Minimize need to reach<br />Closet Organizers<br />Lower beds<br />Use highly contrasting colors <br />Eliminate throw rugs<br />Remove exposed electric cords<br />June’s Bath<br />
  13. 13. Build in Ageless Style<br />Bath Efficiency<br />Walk in showers<br />Adjustable hand showers<br />Motion sensors on light switches<br />Illuminated light switches<br />Raised height toilets<br />Grab Bars everywhere<br />Jerry’s Bath<br />
  14. 14. Build in Ageless Style<br />Convenience + Comfort<br />Wider doorways , or remove doors<br />Remove walls to allow for wider halls<br />Natural Daylight with Solatube Sun Tunnels<br />Rocker Switches for lights<br />Multiple Heights on built in cabinetry<br />Pressure Sensitive cook tops<br />Lever Handles on doors & faucets<br />Remove under sink cabinet<br />
  15. 15. Build in Ageless Style<br />Low Maintenance<br />Slip Resistant Surfaces<br />‘green’ flooring, bamboo, cork, marmoleum<br />Short pile carpet<br />Washer/Dryer on main level, front loading<br />Master bedroom on main level<br />Non-porous kitchen & vanity countertops<br />Laminate, Corian<br />no staining, easy to clean<br />Irene’s Baths<br />
  16. 16. Don’t Wait Till It’s Too Late<br />86 Year Old Man falls off deck while fixing loose rail <br />Breaks 7th vertebrae<br />3 mos rehab, comes home<br />Would not allow changes except:<br /> adding 2 grab bars<br /> 2nd banisters on stairways<br />Resurface vanity top<br />New lever handle plumbing on vanity<br />Bob, Roberto (HB) + Evelyn<br />
  17. 17. Sometimes we can’t help<br />Client is too helpless<br />Does not have any financial means<br />Personal communication issues<br />Are distrusting or depressed<br />We call in another support team member<br />Dr. Eric Shapira<br />Aging Mentor Services, author, A New Wrinkle<br />Noreen Cooper Heavlin<br /> Sorting Things Out, professional organizer<br />
  18. 18. Call a Specialist!<br />Certified in Design for Aging In Place<br />Experienced in Interior and Exterior Planning<br />Remodels include Elevators, Ramps, Bath & Kitchen modifications, Grab Bar procurement & installation<br />Can discus Universal Design with people of all ages<br />Act as a guide to lifespan design for an active lifestyle<br />A coach for Independent living<br />Decisions for built In, lasting value<br />Knows the marketplace for best value and style<br />
  19. 19. New on the Internet for 2010<br /><ul><li>Revolutionary technology allowing clients to select, purchase and schedule installation of a complete Aging in Place bath
  20. 20. All selections done on line by Price, Purpose and Style
  21. 21. Once final, an Authorized Bath Pack Affiliate contractor will come to your home, verify measurements, finalize selections, procure permit
  22. 22. When all materials are delivered to contractor, installation scheduled and will be completed within 2-3 weeks.</li></li></ul><li>Barrier Free<br />Design <br />
  23. 23. Barrier Free Design <br />
  24. 24. <ul><li>Bath Packs
  25. 25. Convert your bath for comfortably aging
  26. 26. From the comfort of your own home
  27. 27. Choose a high end finished design for affordable price
  28. 28. High quality, durable, beautiful, and easy to care for
  29. 29. ADA compliant lighting, flooring, plumbing fixtures, tile and cabinetry selections
  30. 30. Reliable installers, specially trained in working with older clients.
  31. 31. Built in renewable resources used whenever possible</li></ul>Senior Coastsiders Home Rehab Day ‘09<br />
  32. 32. HB Building + Design Inc.<br />YOUR PARTNER IN DESIGN FOR TRANSITIONAL COMFORT!<br />Jerry’s Bath<br />Michael’s Bath<br />Val & Geoff’s Shower + Tub<br />