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Universal design, also called barrier-free design, focuses on making the house safe and accessible for everyone, regardless of age, physical ability, or stature.
Today, approximately 1% of U.S. homes have the five basic universal design criteria recommended for those who want to remain in their homes as they age – also called aging-in-place. With almost 90% of older adult wishing to stay in their own homes, retrofitting and making accessible related modifications that make it liveable for a lifetime is the smart thing to do.
Keep these 5 recommended Universal design features in mind when modifying your home:
Surveys and studies by various researchers and organizations consistently find that the vast majority of seniors want to remain in their own homes and communities rather than a retirement community or other such facility. So whether you are 36 or 66, the key is to start NOW!
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A report is immediately available with targeted, recommended modifications/changes that you can save as a .pdf. These are in response to the answers to the assessment questions and the resident’s health, lifestyle and abilities. The purpose of the assessment is to identify trip/fall and other risks and to provide guidance on creating a universal design-friendly environment. For professionals, this report is an excellent starting point for modification budgetary and bid/quote needs.
Example questions of the assessment.
Example assessment report.
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