The concept of senior living is evolving. What traditionally encompassed retirement communities and assisted living facilities has expanded to include personal homes renovated to accommodate aging in place. In all of these spaces, accessibility, comfort and safety play a large role in making good choices for aging seniors. And as we age, flooring becomes an even more critical component to design.
“Seniors have more choices,” said Rick Lauber, author of ‘Caregiver’s Guide for Canadians and The Successful Caregiver’s Guide.’ “There is a growing number of long-term care facilities with a growing number of options for seniors. This gives the senior and his or her family a longer list of accommodation choices with, possibly, a shorter wait time to get a room, and a better choice given the specific health condition. If the senior prefers, he or she can remain at home with the help of visiting care professionals and home modifications being made.”