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
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…)
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.
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…)
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.
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.
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.