Our award-winning bathroom was designed for a Garwood resident who has multiple sclerosis (MS). As part of our process, we examined our client’s use of space and how he functioned within that space. Doing so made sure that we could put every nook and cranny of the bathroom to work for his safety and independence.
To achieve this, we removed a big, impractical tub and replaced it with a luxurious walk-in shower. Not only does the final result look beautiful, but it is completely accessible for our client. He told us soon after that he took his first “drama-free” shower in years because of our walk-in shower recommendation.
As aging in place specialists, we work to improve daily life for those with limited mobility. Our Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist certification enables us to use our talents as an interior designer and a physical therapist to benefit anyone in any stage of life as their circumstances change. Whether the person is someone with a progressive illness like our client in Garwood, a veteran with an injury, or someone who is simply getting older and is thinking about the future, our work prolongs the time someone can spend in their home with dignity and independence.
We at AIP Designs are extremely proud of this recognition, and we are looking forward to making daily life accessible for even more people across New Jersey. Reach out today to learn more about how we can help you!
51 million Americans live in multigenerational homes. According to a Pew Research Center analysis of the latest US Census Bureau data, 16.7% of the population – or 51 million Americans – live in a house with at least two adult generations. While it’s true that many cultures have long embraced the concept, there are clear… Read more »
The holiday season, more than any other time of year, allows us an opportunity to welcome family and friends into our homes. While not all of our homes subscribe to “visitability” – a sustainable and inclusive design approach that integrates basic Universal Design features to make it easier for those seniors and those with mobility… Read more »
America is in the midst of a culture shift when it comes to aging and in particular, senior retirement living. The 2015 annual Houzz & Home survey of residential remodeling, building and decorating activity supports this growing movement, reporting that this year, aging in place made it to the list of top concerns.More than half… Read more »
A recent aging-in-place report released by HomeAdvisor, a leading online marketplace for connecting homeowners with trusted home service professionals, in collaboration with the National Aging in Place Council punctuates the strong Universal Design trends related to how residents are modifying their homes today. The Report, prepared by a HomeAdvisor housing expert and professor of practice… Read more »
By Tammy Kaplan, CID, CAPS and Dina Leyden, PT, CAPS According to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, one out of three older adults (65 or older) falls each year but fewer than half talk to their healthcare providers about it. The CDC also reports that in 2013, the direct medical costs of falls… Read more »
By Tammy Kaplan, CID, CAPS and Dina Leyden, PT, CAPS You are concerned about an aging relative, let’s say, your mom. Perhaps you have even suggested that she consider options such as assisted living, hiring an aide or moving in with your family. The conversation goes like this: “I’m not moving into a home! I… Read more »
By Tammy Kaplan, CID, CAPS and Dina Leyden, PT, CAPS If any terms we use on our website are unfamiliar, here’s a quick guide to explain why we at AIP Designs believe that making your home accessible is not just about age. The U.S. population and that of other Western nations is aging, but that’s… Read more »
As we move through history, the layout of homes has changed to meet our needs as a society. In the 1920’s every home had a parlor. Gradually the parlors morphed into living rooms and more recently, great rooms. A great room is a concept that we’ve seen emerge from our need to convene as a… Read more »
One of the hardest parts about remodeling your home is finding furniture to match your vision. Sometimes you’ll find the perfect piece but it will be the wrong color, size, or material. Other times, you’ll find that you love different parts of various pieces of furniture. When it comes to redesigning a space, you never… Read more »