Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Ageing in Place

Class

Article

College

Caine College of the Arts

Faculty Mentor

Susie Tibbitts

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

A trend among the Baby Boomer Generation is to modify their homes to continue to live in as they get older and need more care. There are a few problems with this and one of the biggest is the cost to retrofit a home to be accessible. There are many different products that specialize in accessible design, but they are rarely cost effective. Without an accessible living space it becomes nearly impossible to stay in the home as they begin to need more help. The purpose of this study is not only to design a creative addition to the home, but to also find cost effective design solutions that follow accessible guidelines. The material selections, design solutions, and creative process are just some of the topics that will be further studied. Though there are accessible guidelines, they are minimal, and there is much more that should go into an accessible design. Thoughtful details that often get missed can help make a design successful and effective not only for the owners, but for the caregivers as well. It is with hope that this study will inform on the importance of accessible design, the necessity for the details, and the significance of budget friendly selections. As this trend becomes more of a reality, the following research becomes more and more dire.

Location

The South Atrium

Start Date

4-12-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

4-12-2018 10:15 AM

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Ageing in Place

The South Atrium

A trend among the Baby Boomer Generation is to modify their homes to continue to live in as they get older and need more care. There are a few problems with this and one of the biggest is the cost to retrofit a home to be accessible. There are many different products that specialize in accessible design, but they are rarely cost effective. Without an accessible living space it becomes nearly impossible to stay in the home as they begin to need more help. The purpose of this study is not only to design a creative addition to the home, but to also find cost effective design solutions that follow accessible guidelines. The material selections, design solutions, and creative process are just some of the topics that will be further studied. Though there are accessible guidelines, they are minimal, and there is much more that should go into an accessible design. Thoughtful details that often get missed can help make a design successful and effective not only for the owners, but for the caregivers as well. It is with hope that this study will inform on the importance of accessible design, the necessity for the details, and the significance of budget friendly selections. As this trend becomes more of a reality, the following research becomes more and more dire.