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Aging in Place

Definition

The ability to live at home – wherever that might be – as comfortably and confidently as possible for as long as possible. Livability can be extended through the incorporation of universal design principles, telecare and other assistive technologies (Wikipedia).

What does an AIP designer bring to the table?

aging in place handicap grab bar bathroom bathtub lafayette indiana design alternatives susan benedictA designer who is conscious of the special qualities necessary to make an age-friendly home brings skill, experience, knowledge, and creativity into the design process. The AIP designer can smoothly incorporate accessibility features into the design of a home. The needs of each individual are different; an AIP designer has the creativity, flexibility, and innovative ability to build a room to suit the needs of the individual. She is aware of all the latest technologies and has herself the technical knowledge to install these features in the most effective way. At the same time, she has the creative genius to make the features a seamless part of the home’s overall design: your bathroom or kitchen should not look like an assisted-care facility, but should instead be stylish and homelike and should include everyone instead of singling out those with different abilities. AIP design features are meant to be used not only by the aging, but by their families as well.

 

Why choose a Certified kitchen designer?

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Aging in Place - Ideas
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Decorative Grab Bar - Soap Dish Com...

Decorative grab bars conveniently located near the bathtub offers safety in getting in and out of the tub while providing a decorative accent and utility for the soap dish
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Elevated Dishwasher InstallationEdi...

Have back problems? No more bending over to load the dishwasher.
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Safe Shower

Multiple grab bars and a built-in bench makes showering safer.
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Curbless Shower

Curbless walk-in shower is ideal for wheelchair access.
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In-Home Elevator

Access all levels in your home with a built-in home elevator. Ask Susan about utilizing 'closet cavities” or building “bump-outs” to add this feature to your home.
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Induction Cooktop

Smooth surface glass cooktop using induction heat is safer than conventional gas or electric.
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Lift Oven

Oven doors are so last century. Thehe Gaggenau Lift Oven has a base that slides down (the “LiftMatic”), so you can easily pluck your entrée out.
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First Floor Master Suite

Create a multi-functional first floor Master Suite.
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Remote Ventilation Hood

Attractive, yet powerful. Keep odors and smoke out of the kitchen.
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Pull-Down Shelving

Easy access to upper shelves with this unique shelving system. Shelves retract in, out and down for easy reach.
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Refridgerator Drawers

Add easy-to-access refrigeration to any base cabinet drawer with this unique solution.
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Remote Control Doors

Wheelchair accessible lavatory by means of remote control doors.
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Open Access Lavatory

Easily access the bathroom sink with open access under the counter top. Doors open with remote control.
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Removable Threshhold Shower

Removable shower threshold becomes handicap accessible.
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Shower Seats

Shower in comfort and safety with this resilient shower seat.
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Stair Lift

Move up and down stairs with ease. Can even be installed on curved or angled stairs.
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Walk-In Bath Tub

Walk-in bathtub and integrated bench seat permits easy access in and out of the tub.
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Universal Bathroom Design

Even 5’x8’ Bathrooms can offer superb accessibility.
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Accessible Refridgerator

LG refrigerator has many attractive features for universal design: a) auto open/close freezer doors, b) large pulls for easy grip, c) freezer with pull out drawers.
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Decorative Grab-Bars

Install attractive grab bars anywhere needed in your home. Available in a wide array of colors.
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Grab-Bar/Towel Bar Combo

Is is art or function? This decorative grab bar offers both beauty and safety in your bathroom.
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Grab-Bar/Toilet-Paper Holder Combo

Decorative grab bar conveniently located adjacent to the commode aids in standing and sitting.
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Grab-Bar/Faucet Duo

2:1 Feature. Combine the safety of a grab bar with the functionality of a faucet in this attractive stainless steel plumbing accessory.
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Level Faucet - Bathroom

Lever faucet handles that can be turned “on” with palm of hand. Accessibility can have style!
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Lever Faucet - Kitchen

Attractive nickel kitchen faucet with gooseneck design features a lever design. Handles can be turned “on” with palm of hand. Accessibility can have style!
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Heat Lamp & Fan Duo

Bathe in comfort with a heated lamp in your bathroom.
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Unifloor 2

Unifloor 2
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Lowered Countertops

Lowered countertops with open space below allow standard wheelchair access.
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Stairway Lift

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Floor Level Changer