Design and Technology Can Help Older People Stay in Their Homes

From the article, “Elder tech: The next level in age‑friendly housing,” by Michael J. Berens:

“Builders have come a long way from the days when putting in a ramp, some grab bars and maybe a wheel-chair accessible bathroom was regarded as design for aging. As the nation’s older population has expanded, builders have adopted accessibility and visitability standards and universal design principles into their properties — both single-family and multifamily.

“Now, the future has come knocking once again. Looming on the horizon is an evolving hybrid of smart technology and home care that may dramatically extend the elderly’s ability to age in place. And it will require the proper built environment to support it.”

Read more here.


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