There is much to-do about aging in place, especially in terms of home remodeling. With the advent of the NAHB’s CAPS certification, builders and service providers across America have further focused their efforts to provide quality services and products to elderly consumers and their caregivers. What you may not know is that many other industries are jumping on the bandwagon to provide products focused on providing safer, more convenient and ‘elderly friendly’ environments.
Baby Boomers hold a large part of the real estate owned in the U.S., so it just makes sense producers of home building products start meeting their aging needs. Companies like Kohler, GE, LG and others are stepping up their efforts to meet the demand by creating items like:
- Stovetops that sound an alarm when a pot boils over
- Appliances with display panels that you can adjust the size, color and intensity of the display
- Appliances with easy to operate controls for those with arthritis
- Toilets with motorized seats and nighlights
- Devices that shut off water when a tub or sink fills up
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