Builders and remodelers should expect a rise in demand for home health technology as more and more boomers retire.
According to AARP, the majority of adult children (88%) and older adults (75%) spend time thinking about [parental] aging, and what that may mean for the family. However, 75% of adult children and 69% of aging parents are specifically concerned about the their ability to live independentlyas they get older.
Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.