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Adaptable’ Shower Access for Senior Housing

Adaptable Shower Units in Bathroom Design Allow Easy Retrofit of Safety Fixtures That Meets Senior Residents’ Changing Access Needs Although American Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and local building codes provide practical safety parameters for assisted living and senior housing facilities, providing seniors with “adaptable” bathing access that meets their changing needs deserves special attention from architects and developers as[Read More…]

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Showers for Improved Accessibility

Showers for Improved Accessibility

With 60 million U.S. seniors comprising 25% of the travel market and 49 million disabled Americans sharing similar safety and access concerns in hotels and motels, it’s good business to accommodate their special lodging needs. In response to those concerns and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) access requirements, the hospitality industry is finding new ways to address the comfort and[Read More…]

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Urban, Luxurious, Diverse: Experts See New Trends In 50+ Housing Market

Urban, Luxurious, Diverse: Experts See New Trends In 50+ Housing Market

The 50+ housing market is transforming the way builders design and develop active-adult homes, according to experts with the National Association of Home Builders’ Seniors Housing Council. ; Speaking at Building for Boomers & Beyond: Seniors Housing Symposium in Chantilly, Va., builders and architects say demand is growing for smaller communities with interesting streetscapes and high-end homes designed for individual[Read More…]

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Survey Reveals Changes In 50-Plus Consumers’ Attitudes Toward Real Estate

ERA Real Estate announced the results of its annual survey of mature consumers on their opinions toward real estate and the home buying and selling process. The survey of more than 1,500 people, age 50 and older, revealed changing attitudes about real estate that contradict some long-held assumptions. It was often believed that the typical aging homeowner was looking to move[Read More…]

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US: Kara Homes Targets Baby Boomers

US: Kara Homes Targets Baby Boomers

Design, Design, Design. “It’s all about design,” says Zudi Karagjozi, founder-president of Kara Homes in East Brunswick, NJ. Kara Homes, recognizing the explosive growth in the active adult community market, is reaching out to the upcoming Baby Boom market with new, upscale design features in its active adult offerings. “Research shows these buyers have the desire for exciting new features[Read More…]

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US : More American retirees look beyond Florida, Arizona

US : More American retirees look beyond Florida, Arizona

Sunshine and warm weather aren’t the only lures for retirees. They also want cheaper housing and some elbow room, making places such as Colorado, Idaho, Utah and New Mexico increasingly attractive to the over-65 set. Each of those states saw its senior population grow by at least 6 percent between 2000 and 2003, placing them among the 10 fastest-growing states[Read More…]

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US : Sunrise Commends Nurses for Contributions to

US : Sunrise Commends Nurses for Contributions to

Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. ;the nation’s largest provider of senior-living services is celebrating the daily accomplishments of nurses who serve Sunrise residents and customers. Sunrise employs more than 3000 nurses who coordinate and deliver quality senior health care in its senior-living communities and through its home-based provider, Sunrise At Home Assisted Living. “Nurses play an important role throughout our organization, focusing[Read More…]

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HAWAII: Baby boomers fuel housing market

HAWAII: Baby boomers fuel housing market

If location is the name of the game in real estate, this property takes the prize. With the pacific ocean in the backyard, and Diamond Head in the front. « It’s right in front of one of the best surf breaks on the island and it’s ready to be sold, ready to go, » said Stephen Cipres, from Elite Pacific Properties. The[Read More…]

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Five small indicators of trends in aging in place technology

Document sans titre By Laurie Orlov from ageinplacetech.com Times are bad. Agreed. But here are a few items that are a reminder that marketers will market and enterpreneurs will seize an opportunity when they see one. Taken individually, these items may seem unrelated. But together, they confirm the growing interest in hleping people get more out of life as they[Read More…]

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Virginia D. Nuessle (Executive Director IAHSA) : “Our mission is to connect and support ageing services providers to enhance the quality of life for the elderly”

You are the Executive Director of IAHSA, could you present your association ? IAHSA was founded in 1994 by the American Association of Homes & Services for the Ageing and today IAHSA is the only international organization whose mission is directly linked to ageing services providers. The IAHSA mission, to connect and support ageing services providers to enhance the quality[Read More…]

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