Visitability is an important strategy for developing accessible housing. It can contribute to creating neighborhoods and communities that welcome everyone. There is a huge market of 78.2 million Baby Boomers who may soon need affordable and accessible homes. Designing homes with open floor plans, U-shaped kitchens with maneuvering space for food preparation, bathrooms with [...]
By designing flexibility into homes from the beginning, it is possible to reduce one’s frequent need to move and also to enable our elders to age in place.
Design Modifications support independence and provide ergonomic caregiver environments. This reduces the injury risk for residents and scarce caregiver resources (both paid and family/informal). Reduced injuries saves medical dollars and misery. That is good value for our effort and investment.