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Top Ten Design Trends for Aging In Place

Top Client Requests 1. First off, although the link to the kitchen and bath is more global than specific, it seems worth mentioning that people are looking at ways to create a level entry and generally more open plans with more clear floor space for easier maneuvering. The newest international residential code allows for the […]

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Aging in Place: Home Exterior

One aspect of remodeling for aging in place that does not get enough consideration is a home’s exterior. As you age, maintaining the outside of our homes can increasingly become a burden. Using these home exterior ideas from Ageinplace.com, you can plan ahead for maintenance that can help you achieve a lower level of upkeep […]

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6 Amazing Lifestyle & Healthcare Technology Products

Lifestyle and healthcare technology are some of the hottest topics, especially around this time of the year with the CES having just passed. There have been many tech products in the past few years that promised to change the world or at least how we live our lives; most have not lived up to those promises. […]

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Decluttering before the big move!

If you’re getting ready to move…whether across town or across the country, lightening your load ahead of time makes a world of sense! Moving offers a unique opportunity to start fresh and create an environment that really works for you, really inspires you. Unwanted, unused and unloved items in your environment always cost you space […]

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Sherwin Williams: Color and Senior Care

Thoughtful use of color in design can help bring comfort and care to the elderly in healthcare settings. Creating healthcare spaces for older patients requires designers to see color in a different way. The latest trends are less important than a healing environment with colors that will stand the test of time. “Most facilities don’t […]

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Bathroom & Bathing Products For Easy Aging

It’s never too early to think about the future, whether it be for you or your parents. At AgingCare.com, they’ve compiled a list of bathroom accessories that can help in aiding the aging process, as well as lighten a daily caregivers workload and help your loved one remain independent as long as possible.  

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The Best and Worst States to Retire: 2014

A recent study by Moneyrates.com ranked the best and worst states to retire. The number one state for retirees? Hawaii! But for those of us who don’t have the means to relocate to the Aloha State, let’s take a look at the states that rounded out the top 10. Analyzing the size/growth of the senior […]

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HOUZZ – Tips for Moving Into a Smaller Space

It seems more likely these days to hear of people downsizing their homes than to hear of companies downsizing businesses — and the connotations are getting more and more positive. Moving away from a large house, where maintenance is expensive and stuff seems to magically accumulate in the black hole of the basement, can be […]

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Aging in Place: Bedrooms

People spend more time in their bedroom compared to other areas of the home. So, it makes sense that it be the focus of some substantial effort if you are going to make any aging in place changes or remodeling. These are some great aging in place bedroom ideas to make your room more usable, comfortable […]

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Aging in Place: Bathrooms

If you are remodeling your bathroom, keep in mind that space will be a greater issue as you age. As you transition from mid-life to senior to elderly, planning for the use of canes, wheelchairs, walkers or similar assistive devices is a good idea. The ideal situation would be to have plenty of clear space to […]

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