Bath Design: Aging Gracefully

Bath Design: Aging Gracefully

A growing number of healthy, active couples nearing retirement are making smart plans for their future—and they have the blueprints to prove it.

Savvy seniors and aging baby boomers are remodeling the baths in their current homes with the goal of “aging in place” well into their advanced years.

“Active older adults are beginning to decide to stay in their homes for the long term,” says Susan Duncan, RN, principal of ADAptations, Inc., in Seattle. “They’re looking ahead, and planting the seeds, to figure out how to stay at home.”

The last thing health-conscious baby boomers want, however, are bathrooms that suggest old age or anything remotely institutional. Fortunately for them, it’s possible to add features that can help them stay comfortable in the future but that don’t detract from—and in many cases enhance—their bathroom’s beauty and elegance.

According to a recent survey by the American Association of Retired Persons, 74 percent of adults over the age of 50 want to remain in their homes for the rest of their lives. Here are some ideas that can help ensure they do so in style.

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Source: Kohler Kitchen and Bath Fixtures and Faucets

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