Aging In Place: Trend, Necessity or Both?

Accessibility is a home feature that’s becoming a top priority for many owners, especially aging baby boomers.

Features like handrails, wider walkways and walk-in showers have continued trending in popularity. And as millions of Americans from this generation seek to address changes in their mobility, the demand for such home modifications will only grow in the years to come.

Attendees of the 2016 IBS will see the latest innovations of aging-in-place remodeling.

Attendees of the 2016 IBS will see the latest innovations of aging-in-place remodeling.

Aging-in-place and universal design products will be highlighted at the 2016 NAHB International Builders’ Show. Attendees can discover the latest products on the market by participating in Remodelers Aging-in-Place Tours on Jan. 20 and 21.

A Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) professional will guide participants to a select group of exhibitors on the IBS show floor who specialize in products and services specific to the aging-in-place segment of the remodeling industry.

The CAPS tour guide will provide a short overview and discuss how to best incorporate aging-in-place remodeling that targets the specific needs of individuals requiring home modifications.

Those who are interested must RSVP by Jan. 15 to Chantel Bartlett for the Jan. 20 and 21 tours. The tour on Jan. 20 is limited to IBS registrants. Other Design & Construction Week registrants may join the tour on Thurs., Jan 21. This tour is eligible for 2.0 NAHB CE hours.

The Remodelers Aging-in-Place Tours are sponsored by NAHB Remodelers and Milgard.

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  1. John says:

    Sable Homes builds in west Michigan, an area where almost all homes have basements. We patented a product called “Freedom Foundation” that allows us to build on a slab and still protect our foundation from frost and heaving. We are selling these homes primarily to aging in place people as these homes can be built with zero steps.
    No doubt in our mind this is a niche market that will continue to grow with our aging population.

    • John;

      I build in the Pocono Mountains of PA, I would be interested in learning about your Freedom Foundations. We do a lot of aging in place and are always interested in new products that could help us.


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