UNIVERSAL DESIGN AND ACTIVE ADULTS/AGING-IN-PLACE is straight-forward design and construction of homes that meet the particular living requirements (or the future needs) of the inhabitants through meticulous accessibility planning and preparation. Universal Design is also commonly referred to as “Designs for All”, “Easy Living Homes”, and “Common Sense Homes” and Active Adults/Aging-in-Place is similarly known as the “Lifetime Home” in the sense the homeowners (as Active Adults) plan to remain in the same home for the remainder of their days (Aging-in-Place). At HR Johnson Homes, we offer opportunities for installation of many Universal Design and accessibility features to meet the living requirements or anticipated future needs of the homeowner or family members (Aging-in-Place) – with little or no cost increase.
AT THE SAME TIME, the use of Universal Design and Active Adults/Aging-in-Place principles and guidelines to build a handcrafted custom home does not hinder or prevent the use of magnificent architectural styles, smartly engineered functional spaces, state of the art amenities, and luxurious interior designs. Rather, Universal Design and Active Adults/Aging-in-Place principles are designed to improve the function and safety of activities that form the fabric of daily life within the home by advancing the following:
- Enhance practicality and easy living standards with cutting edge design appeal and technology.
- Increase value of the home and accessibility for relatives, visitors, and health care providers.
- Prepare to meet the needs of an aging parent or relative.
- Provide clear options to promote more independence.
- Present groundwork to select the “Final Home” for Aging-in-Place.
OUR MISSION is to handcraft the highest quality custom homes for our clients with the option to select from many Universal Design and accessibility features to meet the living requirements or anticipated future needs of the homeowner or family members.
For more detailed information regarding our Active Adults/Universal Design program, contact HR Johnson Homes today!