As Hurricane Joaquin moves closer to land, if you are a caregiver of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia who lives at home, there are additional considerations to think about when preparing for this storm.
As of today, Hurricane Joaquin is on the move. If you live in the hurricane’s path, here are a few tips to keep yourself and your family ready. Hurricane preparation can help minimize injuries as well as property damage and loss. There are actions you can take to prepare for a hurricane in advance of the storm.
This Sunday, September 13th is Grandparents Day. Spending time together, no matter what you do, is very special. Whether you are one of the 7.2 million grandparents whose grandchildren live with them or you live at distance, there are lots of great ways to spend time together…..even video chatting!
Being in the interior design and construction business for 20 years, we are no stranger to what can happen, both good and bad, during a bathroom renovation. How do you make a bathroom functional and fashionable? Well, we’ve come up with four safe solutions to create a powder room that will suit you and all your visitors, no matter their needs.
As designers, we love creating unique settings with different sources of lighting. Using multiple types of lighting, you can create a fun and fashionable environment without having to buy more furniture or completely switch out your flooring. Choosing fixtures that offer different light settings, such as dimmers, can lend a personal touch to wrap up your entire design concept. Many lighting sources and supplements are extremely important to create a safe environment for yourself and your visitors. Whether you’re having trouble seeing in darker areas, or your family and friends have little ones that toddle around, lighting is a quick and simple way to instantly illuminate every space in your home.
There are so many fun places to cool off and go for a dip in the pool. Whether the pool is in your backyard, at an amusement park or in your community, safety always comes first. If you are heading to a pool soon, like I am, be sure to read these safety tips.
Are you remodeling your bathroom? A bathroom remodel is a great time to incorporate Universal Design features, meaning creating an environment that’s easy for everyone to use— regardless of age, size or ability. It emphasizes convenience, simplicity, flexibility and adaptability. Not remodeling now? Some changes, like updating faucets and handles, can be made at any time. You’ll be amazed at the positive impact even simple changes can make—and how stylish and attractive your “home for a lifetime” can be. Watch our video for bathroom design tips for today and tomorrow.
Your home is more than four walls and a roof. Filled with the people and things you love, it tells the story of your life. No wonder most people age 45+ say they want to stay in their current homes for as long as possible. The design of your home is key to fulfilling that goal. And remodeling is the perfect opportunity to integrate design ideas that will allow you to live comfortably in your home for a lifetime.
When homeowners remodel, they have the opportunity to integrate design ideas to live comfortably at home for a lifetime. universal design, also referred to as livable design, means creating an environment that’s easy for everyone to use—regardless of age, size or ability. It emphasizes convenience, simplicity, flexibility and adaptability, and includes appealing and stylish features that are widely available today. To further understand homeowners’ consideration of features when they may be remodeling, The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence and the University of Southern California’s Davis School of Gerontology surveyed Boomers and asked them about their plans.
Are you remodeling your kitchen? Are you looking for tips on how to make your kitchen more comfortable, convenient and safe for you, your family and your friends? Then check out our video for ideas on how remodeling your kitchen today can help you have a better tomorrow.
Remodeling is the perfect opportunity to integrate design ideas that will allow you to live comfortably in your home for a lifetime. Universal Design, also referred to as Livable Design or Better Design, means creating an environment that’s easy for everyone to use—regardless of age, size or ability. It emphasizes convenience, simplicity, flexibility and adaptability.
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For A Lifetime is a blog from The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence. Staffed by gerontologists, our center has conducted extensive research on driving, housing, and aging. We look forward to sharing our expertise with you and hearing your feedback.
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