Residential Design for Aging In Place

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 18, 2008 - Architecture - 236 pages
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Consult Residential Design for Aging In Place, the key reference for designing homes for aging people, if you seek to understand how to create effective spaces for the elderly. Interior designers, architects, and homebuilders are increasingly asked by clients to design homes to allow for adaptation over time, and this is the definitive guide, endorsed by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Find case study examples of good design solutions for designing for aging in place from two authors who are highly respected fellows of the ASID.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
vii
CHAPTER 1
11
Laws Codes and Regulations
21
Assessing the Aging Process
31
Exterior Freedoms
41
Creating Living Spaces
59
Creating Private Places
81
Designing the Kitchen
103
Designing the Bathroom
127
CHAPTER10 The Rest of the House
151
Design Beyond Age
177
APPENDIX A Building Professional Alliances
191
APPENDIX B From Civil Rights to Universal Design
197
Common Diseases and Disabilities
227
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Drue Lawlor, Fasid, is a certified interior designer and the owner of Drue Lawlor Interiors in San Gabriel, California. Ms. Lawlor specializes in residential interior design consultation for clients interested in aging in place. She is a principal with education-works, inc., an organization that develops, produces, and delivers continuing education seminars for design professionals, companies, and organizations. She has served as chair of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Aging in Place Council and previously served on the ASID national board of directors.

Michael A. Thomas, Fasid, caps, is president of The DESIGN Collective Group in Jupiter, Florida. He is certified as an Aging in Place Specialist by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). He was the first chair of the ASID Aging in Place Council and has served on the ASID national board of directors. He provides professional development workshops and seminars on a variety of business and age-related topics. Visit his Web site, www.IAgeInPlace.com, for more information.

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