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Living In Place

July 22nd, 2014 by ifi-admin

Home_Health_-_ToiletBaby boomers are the most wealthy age group in the country. They are more active and physically fit than their parents generation and are changing the way we think about senior housing. According to a recent interview with Margaret Wylde in Long Term Living. Baby boomers don’t want to be called seniors and they don’t want to “Age in Place”. They expect and demand well designed facilities with attractive products like the IllumaGrip. Below is an excerpt from the interview:

“They want comfort. And what gives you comfort? A sense of safety and security, a sense of control. And we all want competance in our environment. This is where the architects come in [to foster] the feeling that we’re capable of doing what we need to do in our environment. Whether that’s taking a bath or getting from one room to another. Being able to take care of our environment, to change a lightbulb. Putting in good, attractive grab bars instead of those ugly guns you see in bathrooms, demanding manufacturers provide them”

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