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Residential Design for Aging In Place

Author: Lawlor, D., Thomas, M. A.
Year: 2008
Type: Book

Abstract:

Residential Design for Aging in Place is a book for kitchen and bath professionals looking to better understand the design needs of an aging population. It incorporates design concepts and principles with discussion of design solutions and product options, this guide to designing homes explains how to meet the needs of clients who intend to age in place with style. The book includes in-depth case studies, quotes and key statistics about demographic trends. Topics explored include assessing the elder population, addressing the need for short-term and long-term care adaptations, understanding the concepts of exterior and whole house accessibility, designing for the kitchen and bath, and laws, codes and standards, as well as how to best work with aging specialists, such as elder-law attorneys and physical and occupational therapists. Information about the International Code Council, National Fire Protection Association and Americans with Disabilities Act is covered. The book includes chapters devoted specifically to baths and kitchens. Each chapter includes charts, references and full layout plans to assist industry professionals in designing for clients who choose to remain in their homes as they age.

Further Details

Pages 236
Edition First edition
Publish Location Hoboken
Publisher John Wiley
ISBN/ISSN 9780470056141
Accession Number July, 2010
Work Type Book
Keywords Design, aged, Housing, safety, Bathroom, Kitchen

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