In millions of homes across our country, and in the homes of people we love, existing residences are slowly but surely becoming uninhabitable. This happens as the aging process inevitably removes our ability to successfully navigate stairs and perform daily tasks required to live and survive independently. It is possible to remain at home as physical and / or mental deterioration makes doing so more challenging. Based on the research and design standards done to accommodate the handicapped, new structures can be designed which are far more user friendly to the elderly. Changes to existing homes can also be made in incremental steps as needs arise, just not as efficiently as doing so from scratch. The knowledge and technology to enable our elders to stay at home are both well established. This course reviews the methods and designs to build and renovate homes to be friendly for the elderly.
Course Number: SRA1968