DESIGN FOR EVERYBODY
AGING IN PLACE
Aging in Place is the practice of making homes safe and comfortable so people can stay in their homes as they age. Many times people are forced into nursing homes or assisted living centers prematurely simply because their homes are missing a few features for them to age safely. Most people prefer to live in their homes as long as possible and would rather have in home care when the time comes over moving into a healthcare facility.
Aging in Place takes practices from the ADA requirements and Barrier Free Design principles. Elements like grab bars, eliminating stairs, and higher seat heights can all be deemed Aging in Place approved.
Barrier Free Design encompasses Aging in Place. Aging in Place is specifically referenced when caring for the accessibility needs of an elderly person. This practice is also being used in many multi-generational housing options, guest houses, and smaller homes.