Elder Design: Designing and Furnishing a Home for Your Later YearsBy Bakker, Rosemary; Penguin Books
(Pages: 224) Publication Date: 1997
Guide for seniors who seek to modify their home to make it safer and more comfortable as they age. Written by a geriatric environmental specialist, the book takes the reader room by room through an average house, teaching essential rules of thumb, pointing out hazards, and offering solutions that range from simple color changes to whole-scale renovation. Advice is given to readers with sensory or physical limitations, including cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's disease, regarding furnishings and design ideas that enhance mobility, vision, hearing, and memory skills. Chapter topics include Safety and Security, Living Rooms and Activity Centers, Gardens and Outdoor Spaces, as well as Bedrooms, Kitchens, and Bathrooms. A chapter also highlights the Caring Community, outlining local support systems available at the onset of health and disability issues.
Published by: Penguin Books
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