A safer and more comfortable home

Simple changes can make your home safer and more comfortable. Here’s a checklist from the AARP HomeFit Guide. Go ahead and check off your to-dos! DIY Checklist for a Safer and More Comfortable Home Install night lights in the bathroom and in the hallways. Apply nonslip adhesive strips to uncarpeted stair treads. Remove all scatter…

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Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)

aging in place bathroom shower bench

Ask the Expert: “What’s a CAPS?” The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), in collaboration with AARP and other experts, developed the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation, which is achieved through training and testing during a multi-course educational program. Creating User-friendly and Accessible Spaces John Sylvestre, a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, understands the unique needs of…

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Aging in Place Bathroom Design

aging in place bathroom with curbless shower

Some things are unavoidable. Most of us will, sooner or later, temporarily or permanently, have difficulty standing, walking, using our hands, or reading the instructions on the box of whatever. There are many different challenges we face in life. Sometimes from birth. And sometimes in our later years.  Making a bathroom, or any space for…

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Designing Your Home for All Generations

Are you thinking of inviting your aging parents to live with you? Perhaps your adult children have returned to the nest. You’re not alone. According to the Pew Research Center, 20 percent of the U.S. population—64 million—lived with multiple generations under one roof in 2016. Financial and healthcare factors are primary drivers. Families also are recognizing…

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Aging in Place Checklist

This checklist contains features you may want to consider for your next new construction or renovation project. Even if you aren’t thinking about remodeling for aging or retirement, many of these features will make future accessibility modifications easier down the road. No matter where you are in your remodeling journey, it’s nice to know that…

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