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AGE-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS AND REVIEWS


A PRACTICAL GUIDE AND VIDEO. Here explore innovative products for the home. Written by  AWARD-WINNING POST-50 WRITERS , this page also includes an introductory video to demonstrate the look and feel of real time solutions.

Here you will also find  questions and answers of special interest to  EVERYBODY who wants to learn how to incorporate the idea of sustainable excellence into aging-in-place (A I P) at Home.

ENJOY!




STAY CURRENT. LEARN THE LANGUAGE OF A.I.P.

THE TERMINOLOGY



Here are just a few of the terms professionals use  to describe the Function of a "designed for all" (universal design) living space. 

You may want to add these words to your vocabulary if you are considering self-assisted living in a lifelong home. Whether you decide to remodel, or invest in an affordable new home, familiarizing yourself  with these words may help you communicate with other stakeholders and professionals who you encounter along the way.


TRY THIS:

PICK THREE (3) WORDS FROM THOSE SEEN BELOW THAT INTEREST YOU OR SEEM  IMPORTANT. 

   1.______________       2.  _____________       3.________________


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.


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The following video is a good introduction to how solutions you may choose to incorporate in your home. As you watch the video, you may note several attractive modifications you might select. We wonder -- what will they be...




  A.I.P. SOLUTIONS VIDEO




AFTER WATCHING THE VIDEO TRY THIS: 

SELECT THREE (3)  AGING-IN-PLACE (AIP) SOLUTIONS FROM  THE ABOVE VIDEO THAT MOST ATTRACTED YOU
.

1. __________               2. ________                 3. ________




Post 50 People Demand Premium Function Age-Friendly Products & Universal Design. However,  you don't have to be old to live in a wonderful and AGE-FRIENDLY, accessible home. But, WITH LUCK,  you will be old someday.  Get ready now. Plan for a lifelong home. 

TRY THIS:

What  two (2) upgrade choices do you think most  Post-50 People are making?

Most Popular Upgrades

1. _______________    2. ______________


HERE IS A BEGINNING GUIDE FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WITH GOOD TALKING POINTS AND CONVERSATION STARTERS

AGING IN PALACE

This downloadable publication from The Sage Companion Project not-for-profit enterprise is a small, non-technical and a handy -- a PRIMER -- that includes useful  talking points for friends and family .

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MOST POPULAR UPGRADES


When electing to remodel a home the top remodeling projects "boomers" choose include

         a) updating kitchens

         b) baths




AGE-FRIENDLY FINDS FOR
KITCHEN & BATH



  Silver Sage Report on Research & UniversalDesign.com
DESIGNED FOR ALL

Finds for the Kitchen 2013


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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."



DESIGNED FOR ALL
Fab Finds for the Bath 




Baby Boomers Demand Premium Function Age-Friendly Products & Universal Design

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Best Ever Bath System

PRODUCT REVIEW
 
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.

accessibility

For individuals requiring more assistance, the cabinet base provides clearance for a wheeled patient lift.




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 Dream Spa



FAST AND FINE FIXES FOR 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.

Fine Fixtures- Universal Design



ABOUT THE DESIGNED FOR ALL FOCUS




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Our special finds for home improvements and/or choices for the LIFELONG HOME continue with 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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