AGE-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS TWO VIDEOS NOT TO MISS AND SOME NOTEWORTHY REVIEWS
At the creative edge of time, explore innovative ideas and interesting solutions to any number of situations that may arise. Here you will also find questions and answers of special interest to ALL stakeholders who desire to incorporate sustainable excellence into their lifestyle... from getting around to aging-in-place in a "feathered nest".
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age-friendly products with a creative twist
elements and designs from - Jim Demos, Builders
Below are some terms "feathered nest" professionals use to describe the function of a "designed for all" (universal design) living space. Whether you decide to remodel or create a new home that can work for all who live and visit there, familiarizing yourself with these words can add zest too the conversation as you communicate with other stakeholders and professionals.
Accessibility- - Assistive-Technology-- Barrier-free interior; Age-Smart
Bathrooms- toilets, tubs, sinks vanities, grab bars, faucets, sinks --
Lifelong Homes- aging-in-place "Green" home modifications and
remodeling projects -- Elevators, Ramps --Things for 55+ housing- Homes
for a lifetime, Co-housing, Villages, Active living;
home automation --Smart homes; Easy-to-Navigate Kitchen and Laundry; -- Natural Lighting; -- MAIN FLOOR LIVING; Products and environments for all ages and abilities; --Real Estate and "senior" specialists; -- Universal Design elements and designs- and top remodeling choices.
AGING-IN-PLACE is a catch phrase used to describe "The ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level."
It refers to a CHOICE by Post 50 People to remain in their lifelong home.
A good place to begin making that choice is with by asking, finding answers to, and talking about relevant options with a good action plan.
"This eBooklet contains helpful starting points for talking about and designing a functional and BEAUTIFUL lifelong home."
You may find that the following video contains interesting solutions you may choose to incorporate in your "universe of discourse". In fact, you even may note several attractive modifications you might select. Wonder -- what will they be...??
FEATHER YOUR NEST VIDEO
Regardless of how old you are or what physical challenges you encounter, it makes sense to expect and ask for Premium Function in Age-Friendly Products that work for everyone... (all-inclusive) Universal Design.
Good questions: WHAT do YOU want? WHY do YOU want it?
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KITCHEN & BATH
DESIGNED FOR ALL
Piano Lift Oven
UD PRODUCT REVIEW
"Oh! My Back!"- Does your back sometimes "kink" when you bend down or reach over an appliance? Here's an interesting remedy- the Piano Lift Oven. (see photo below) You do NOT need to bend or reach over as this beauty actually has NO door to get in the way."When closed, the oven’s top lies flush with the countertop. A simple push of a button on the front mounted control panel causes the oven to rise up out of the countertop. Food is easily brought within reach by three tempered glass trays that fit into pull-out guides.
Crush-prevention sensors ensure that the oven will not lower if cooking utensils or fingers are in the way. The function lock button can be used to disable the oven’s instrument panel so that buttons aren’t accidentally activated when using the countertop. A residual heat indicator light lets users know when the top of the oven is still hot to the touch." continue reading!
The Wolf Cooktop Downdraft
UD PRODUCT REVIEW
Wouldn't you love a cooktop downdraft that rises from the countertop to whisk away odors? We would! And the idea of an easy-to-clean, five-layer mesh filter with a remote mounted control module has us smiling here at The Sage Companion.
As Wolf explains- there's more to it: " Wall and ceiling mounted ventilation hoods often have controls that are mounted too high to be accessible and require users to reach over the heating elements, posing a potential safety risk. The Wolf Cooktop Downdraft provides a solution to this problem since its remote mounted control module can be located where it can be easily and
safely accessed by everyone."
Fulgor Piano Lift Oven
WOW! This is amazing!
With frame weldable to stainless steel top surfaces and controls the opening and closing of the oven with the LIFT motorized raising and lowering system. The cooking chamber is stainless steel and there is independent, single-source Halogen lighting.
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The remote mounted control module comes with physical buttons and LEDs that indicate if the unit is turned on and which mode is currently selected.
" When not in use the Wolf Cooktop Downdraft ventilation system lies flush with the countertop. A push of a button raises the unit when ventilation is needed.
There are three levels of blower speed and a delay-off feature that automatically turns the unit off after five minutes. A filter clean timer lets you know when it's time to clean the dishwasher-safe aluminum mesh filter."
MORE DESIGNED FOR ALL IDEAS
Best Ever Bath System
The Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Spa’s raised height allows all users to transfer into the tub from a sitting position, while four integrated grab bars offer support. The tub’s patented sliding door saves space and makes it easy to approach the tub. The elevated height also provides storage space under the tub and allows parents to bathe kids without having to kneel or stoop over. The faucet and hand-held sprayer use large lever-type controls, and an optional Electronic Touch Control Pad is available for users who wish to control the water, temperature and other features at the touch of a button.
The ADL Spa’s optional Safety Plus System features hi-flow thermostatic,
anti-scald control valves, ensuring that the tub fills quickly without
causing burns- a wonderful option for all -regardless of age or physical ability.
Other optional features include a 7-jet whirlpool system,
a 15-jet air massage system and an automatic Ozone Sanitation system
that eliminates microorganisms without the use of harsh chemicals.
individuals requiring more assistance, the cabinet base provides
clearance for a wheeled patient lift.
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HOW FAST AND FINE UP-FITS CAN WORK IN AN AGE-FRIENDLY ROOM
Look at the many benefits - for mind, body and good-spirits - regardless of age or physical ability- and you will find the answer.
Here (above) is a central drive -in bath that is more than attractive! The shower in this photo (courtesy of The Art of Living -Mosby Building Arts)
Here are examples of universal design that truly combine beauty and functionality.
ABOUT THE DESIGNED FOR ALL FOCUS
Your special finds for home improvements and/or choices for a feathered nest or a LIFELONG HOME can continue as you begin envisioning easily accessible levels and adaptations ... with benefits for EVERYBODY - regardless of age or physical ability
Here are easily accessible levels and adaptations that can work for all those who live in a home, regardless of age or physical ability.
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