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Real-Life Story–Strategies for Independent Living, LLC.

Real-Life Story–Strategies for Independent Living, LLC.

Aging in place can be easy if you choose the right place and plan ahead for future needs. Robert (Bob) and Fran Randolph have done both. The Randolphs live in a spacious condo in the Kentlands neighborhood of Gaithersburg, a welcoming community that is becoming part of the nationwide Village Movement. They have also remodeled their condo to make it more accessible, focusing particularly on a universally designed master bathroom that is both beautiful and functional. Bob, who has a Ph.D. […]

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Best Design Practices for Dementia Care Facilities

Best Design Practices for Dementia Care Facilities
Perkins Eastman Research Collaborative and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) recently published a white paper, “Excellence in Design: Optimal Living Space for People With Alzheimer’s[...]

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Virtual home tour shows how to remodel and “age in place”

Do you dream of staying in the home you love long into your retirement years? Many of us share that dream but don’t think to make important changes early on so that our home is more livable as[...]

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Virginia Livable Home Tax Credit Program

Virginia Livable Home Tax Credit Program.  This program is designed to improve accessibility and universal visitability in Virginia’s residential units.  It provides state tax credits for the[...]

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The Virginia Livable Home Tax Credit (LHTC) program

Livable Home Tax Credit Program The Virginia Livable Home Tax Credit (LHTC) program is designed to improve accessibility and universal visitability in Virginia’s residential units by providing[...]

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“Home for Life” Virtual Universal Design Home Tour Launched

Remodeling magazine announced today the launch of Home for Life, a virtual home tour that showcases how to remodel a home to save money and live well throughout the retirement years. The first of[...]

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Applying Universal Design Concepts

Applying Universal Design Concepts
By Michael Leite, P.E. Universal design has been defined as building environments that are accessible by anyone regardless of their physical limitations or disabilities.  Much of the universal[...]

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Accessible bathrooms are key to baby boomers aging safely

In 2011, the first baby boomers reached the traditional retirement age of 65, and by 2025, baby boomers will comprise about 25 percent of the total U.S. population. As this demographic group ages, one[...]

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Universal Design in a Small Space – Tiny Bathroom

A 3' by 3' space can make or break a home's suitability for aging in place.  That's the lesson that project manager Alex Daisley came away with after performing what is surely the Portland[...]

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