A buzz phrase “Aging in Place” has been around for quite awhile. I recently received a complimentary issue of Azure. Azure is a magazine published in Canada. The September edition had a wonderful article entitled “The New Age of Aging”. The message is one that S Interior Design communicates often; design elements that accommodate aging and disabilities can and should be incorporated into a home regardless of the home owners current age or health status. There is no downside to doing this. There are fabulous design products that can be used that look great and add funcitonality–why wouldn’t we use them?
The statistic quoted was by 2050 the global poulation over the age of 60 will top two billion and for the first time in history, outnumber the generation under the age of 15.
Take a look at this circular grab bar for the shower. It adds a unique design element even if you don’t use it for the intended purpose right away.