Category Archives: Aging In Place / Aging At Home

Designer's Corner: Design Vision Part II

The second half of this story takes place closer to our home, on the San Mateo Coastside in Moss Beach. Our client had a big mishmash of closets, hidey-holes, a small room with a toilet a shower, a sink sitting in the middle of her bedroom. She is only 72 years young, is a nurse, so […]

Aging In Place: Kitchen Function Improves Usability Part II

We enter the kitchen with new eyes when we think about Aging in Style. The first thing we looked at was cabinetry, even the height of our clients can influence the best height for the cabinetry. Should we add a section with a lower countertop? Multiple heights are not only comfortable for people in wheelchairs or […]

Aging In Place: Kitchen Function, Improved Usability Part 1

Usually, clients who update their bathrooms are the first to look at Design for Aging In Place, but in the next month or two, we’ll be renewing kitchens for two new clients. They both want to incorporate the latest ideas technologies for Aging In Place, while keeping costs down as we go. One will be […]

Aging In Place: About Aunt Jacquie

Sometimes Aging In Place is so difficult, no one can help, no one can hear your cries for help. That was the case for Aunt Jacquie, a dear wonderful woman who wanted only to be seen for who she was, a “dinkum Aussie’ at heart, born in Australia, daughter of the American Counsel General, a […]

Aging In Place: A Brutally Honest Assesment

“Aging in Place” means living safely at home. If you are blessed enough to have a good retirement plan, then traveling is great for awhile. However, there is nothing fun about the physical changes to your body as you grow older. Inside, you may feel young at heart, but your body does not always comply. […]

Aging In Place: New Technologies Abound!

3 New Offerings In Development at University of South Carolina SMART HOME ™ will enable older adults to use a “smart cup’ to monitor their fluid intake, a smart fridge to detect food spoilage, home designs that will help builders to design elder-friendly homes with built-in systems to promote independence. SMART WHEELS (tm) is a team that […]

Aging At Home extends lifespan, quality of life, per Forbes article.

I thought this was a great piece of news to share with you about how Aging At Home really does improve quality of life, supports what I have been saying for years, the better equipped your home is to support you, the healthier you are the longer you can live in your own home! Home-Based […]

Aging At Home: Step Two

When it’s time to do a little more planning, we have done the simple adaptations to make our homes immediately safer for everyone to live in, then we can set some priorities for what comes next. It’s great to have nice, wide, walkways between rooms, within rooms. We can do that by rearranging furniture to open […]

Aging At Home: The First Step

Deciding to stay in your own home, to age gracefully without moving in with children, or having to move to a new town or even state to find a place to live that suits your physical financial needs as you age, isn’t only a question of health these days. It’s a practical issue brought on by the economics of recession health […]