Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2010’

  • Mother In Law Suite Garage Conversion: First Steps

    Are you considering converting your garage into a convenient elder care floor plan? You can use this simple formula to see if the square footage of your garage is large enough for a mother in-law suite. To find the square footage of your garage space …

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  • Dementia Care – How to Identify Pain in Dementia Patients

    It isn’t always easy to identify pain in an elderly person who has Dementia. A person with dementia (or Alzheimers) can’t always tell you they have a toothache or remember how they got hurt in the first place. However, anyone can become a better pain …

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  • What is Alzheimers Disease?

    Alzheimers Disease, or senile dementia, is a degenerative brain disease to which elderly people are particularly prone. Not only does it cause great stress to sufferers, but it places massive demands on caregivers. World-wide, there are over 25 million sufferers in the present day. The …

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  • What is Universal Design?

    Are you contemplating designing a home remodeling project or designing a new home? Enter into the planning process asking not only what your needs are now; such as more square footage, upgraded windows and doors, more insulation or greener building components, but also ask yourself …

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  • In Law Suites: Advantages Over Nursing Home Care

    If you are considering nursing home care for an aging parent or other family member, you may want to look at an alternative that is as close as your own home. Building a specially designed in-law suite in your home can be a great alternative …

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  • An Alternative To Nursing Care: In Law Suites

    Facing the challenges of illness and aging, many Americans will be forced to rely upon nursing care at some point in their lives.  While many nursing homes provide quality care to their patients, others are cold, institutional settings where the physical and emotional needs of …

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  • Elder Care Cost Comparison

    Every day more and more baby boomers are finding themselves wondering how best to care for aging parents. Is there an alternative to nursing homes, assisted living or inviting the in-law to stay in the spare bedroom? Below you will find some average costs to …

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  • Bathroom Remodeling For Accessibility

    I am going to talk about a pretty popular room in you home. You use it to clean your self, relieve yourself, brush your teeth, fix your hair, shave, put on your make up, and look at your self. It’s your bathroom. It is one …

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  • Enjoying Universal Design For The Shower

    Accessible homes designed for aging in place must have at least one bathroom with a wheel chair accessible shower. The minimum dimensions are 3’6” by 5’-0”. These measurements are compatible to standard bathtub dimensions. More and more residential builders are taking advantage of the desirability …

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    Wheelchair Ramps Part 4 – Costs

    This post is part 4 of the Wheelchair Ramp Series. Be sure to read part 1 and part 2 and 3 , to learn more about the main components of a properly constructed wheelchair ramp, design, and aesthetics and materials. – Wheelchair Ramps Part 1 – …

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  • Wheelchair Ramps Part 3 – Aesthetics And Materials

    This post is part 3 of the Wheelchair Ramp Series. Be sure to read part 1 and part 2 , to learn more about the main components of a properly constructed wheelchair ramp and its design – Wheelchair Ramps Part 1 – Overview, Wheelchair Ramps Part …

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    Wheelchair Ramps Part 2 – Design

    This post is part 2 of the Wheelchair Ramp Series. Be sure to read part 1 to learn more about the main components of a properly constructed wheelchair ramp – Wheelchair Ramps Part 1 – Overview and Part 3 – Wheelchair Ramps Part 3 – Aesthetics and …

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