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How Architects Design For An Aging Population

By Shelly Little

The growth in the number of adults  65 years and older will double over the next 25 years. This statistic creates a demographic that is unprecedented in America’s history, as stated in The State of Aging and Health in America.

The aging population prefers smaller homes with little to no-step entries. Image Source: Leland Grp

The aging population prefers smaller homes with little to no-step entries. Image Source: Leland Grp


NAHB: Aging-In-Place Remodeling Checklist



Have you ever wanted a quick reference for aging-in-place issues? Are you wondering how to incorporate some aesthetically pleasing designs into your projects? If so, the Aging-In-Place Design Checklist might be suited to your needs. (more…)

A Quiet ‘Sea Change’ in Medicare


Glenda Jimmo at home in Lincoln, Vt., in 2012. She was the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit over whether Medicare should pay for treatment for people whose underlying conditions were not likely to improve.Ever since Cindy Hasz opened her geriatric care management business in San Diego 13 years ago, she has been fighting a losing battle for clients unable to get Medicare coverage for physical therapy because they “plateaued” and were not getting better.

“It has been standard operating procedure that patients will be discontinued from therapy services because they are not improving,” she said.

Moving in with grandma and grandpa: What to expect

By Barrier Free Architecturals Inc.

As baby boomers grow older, many families are making decisions on where their parents will live. Some living options include parents staying at home; intergenerational housing where parents move in with their children and grandchildren, or parents moving into a retirement home, supportive housing or a long-term care home. (more…)

6.4 Percent Rise In Home Values Good For Home Repairs & Home Improvements – House Doctors CEO

Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) October 21, 2013

The third quarter Zillow Real Estate Market Report shows the  U.S. Zillow Home Value Index standing at $163,000 as of the end of the third quarter. This is a good pace for the market and good for  home repairs  and home improvements says Jim Hunter CEO of National Remodeling Company House Doctors.


Best Bath Featured on Cover of “Senior Care Products” Magazine

Check out Senior Care Products Magazine, an industry magazine promoting product solutions for independent living & aging in place, which features Best Bath Systems on the cover of their summer 2012 issue.

In addition to the cover, Best Bath was pleased to provide the article titled, “the move to accessible showers and tubs – Boost your cash sales with bath accessibility products”.  With the assistance of freelancer Dave Jansik, the article discusses opportunities to HME providers looking for ways to expand their retail product offering in this growing market.

Our new ADL Spa was also featured in the Bath and Shower Products Highlights!

Best Bath - Senior Care Products Magazine Cover

Safe Bathing Links and Notes from Around the Web

Here are a few articles from around the web, including some from one of our dealers in Corte Madera, California – Universal Design Specialists – who have been writing up some great content lately for their customers.

When buying a walk-in bathtub, there are a lot of choices and features to ponder. Here are some things to consider before purchasing a handicap-accessible tub for your home.

Here is a review of Best Bath Systems showers, and another article that explains the common features of a handicap shower.

Before you plan a bathroom remodel, get some tips on budgeting your bathroom renovation from HGTV.

And US News and World Report  discusses land use, transportation, and housing when considering aging in place and senior-friendly communities.