Aging-in-Place- The Great Boomer Plan Ahead-
According to the National Association of Home Builders,demographic trends- boomers and others- indicate that home owners who plan to stay in our homes (age-in-place) as we get older instead of making other housing accommodations are one of the fastest growing segments in terms of remodeling.
What is "aging-in-place"?
“In plain English, aging-in-place means living in one’s home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level. It means the pleasure of remaining in a familiar environment throughout one’s maturing years, and the ability to enjoy the familiar daily rituals and the special events that enrich all our lives. It means the reassurance of being able to call a house a home for a lifetime.”
Boomers Plan Ahead
Here is one remodeling project as an example- that could delight you if you are twenty-two or one-hundred-and-two.
The shower in this photo (courtesy of The Art of Living -Mosby Building Arts) is awesomely accessible. This bathroom installation can work as boomers plan ahead now for wheels or walker.
The design features zero-clearance walk-in access and hand-held shower head appropriate for aging-in-place, although...
I think this feels more like Aging-in-PALACE©- a "wow” shower-for kids, parents, and grandparents. How about you? Let me know what YOU think.
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