With 76.4 million baby boomers in the United States, the demand for 55-plus and age-qualified communities is increasing. That’s good news for the senior housing industry which will see its target demographic increase to 20 percent of the population by 2030.
Experts warn, however, that senior housing will need to meet the specific needs of seniors as they age.
One of the biggest challenges the U.S. will face over the next 30 years will be how to meet the demand for safer living spaces for those 55 and older, according to the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).
Aging-in-place design meets those needs with space planning and interior design services that focus on improving the safety and functionality of homes to support the homeowner as they age and promote longevity.
Aging-in-place design by 55+ TLC Interior Design is an ideal fit for existing and planned 55-plus and age-qualified communities, as it delivers functional, comfortable and beautiful environments that provide essential safety features built to meet the unique needs of 55-plus homeowners.
How Can 55+ TLC Interior Design Services Help 55-plus Community Developers?
One in every eight U.S. residents is now 65 years-old or older, and nearly 90 percent of this population say they want to live in the same place as they age, according to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).
55+ TLC Interior Design offers professional consulting and design services to support aging-in-place and promote longevity.
These science-backed designs help create functional living environments for those 55 and older, by supporting mobility and providing safety measures residents need to age in place comfortably.
How Can an Aging-in-Place Design Specialist Add Value to 55-plus Communities?
An aging-in-place design specialist can answer the questions that need to be addressed. At 55+ TLC Interior Design, we’re experts in adding value to homes by focusing on the long-term lifestyle experience of the homeowner.
Common Questions for Age-Qualified Communities and Aging-in-Place Design:
- How much open space should the home include?
- What type of layout will support functional accessibility for the homeowner as they age?
- What are the appropriate height restrictions for cabinets, countertops and fixtures?
- How should floorplans incorporate open passageways to support mobility long term?
- What types of flooring should be selected to support mobility now and in the future?
- What aging-in-place design elements will support homebuyers in the years to come?
55+ TLC Interior Design Services Include:
- Space planning
- Architectural review
- Flooring design
- Lighting design
- Hardware and plumbing specifications
- Interior and exterior finish specifications
- Wall and ceiling treatments
- Window coverings and treatments
- Remodel design services
Boomers and seniors are an essential component for a healthy new-home industry. Meeting their needs should be a central concern of any home building company with a focus on the future.
To discuss integrating aging-in-place design into your 55-plus or age-restricted community, contact 55+ TLC Interior Design at (480) 696-3187.