“Aging in style” could be a trend to lure seniors to premier living at Providence Point, yet, in reality, it is a movement for those headed to retirement. In fact, architects are creating smart home technologies that are assisting with convenience and health monitoring, as well as socialization support, which are becoming more needed for daily living.
Staff of RLPS Architects, a full-service architectural and interior design firm, are continually attending conferences, referencing industry publications, consulting with industry experts and even conducting focus groups as research for new design options and features to help seniors age in style. RLPS Partner and architect, Jodi Kreider is most proud of the direction for seniors to sustain future comforts of living.
“This is a specialized team who works on a number of design strategies to create specific senior-friendly residences to promote long-term independence without compromising the residential design aesthetic,” said Kreider. “Post-occupancy reviews have indicated that most people prefer future adaptability over obvious, built-in accessibility features.” For example, rather than automatically equipping showers with grab bars, RLPS designs the walls with extra blocking to support the addition of grab bars if needed in the future.[Read more…] about Home Tweaks for Senior Living is Not Just a ‘Phase’