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For Organizations and
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Could your organization benefit from instruction in understanding how design modifications can affect positive outcomes in patient and client care?

Through seminars, workshops and speaking engagements, Rosemary Bakker can help health care and social service professionals gain an understanding of how the design of the environment can both prevent injuries and maximize a patient’s functioning.

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By applying the principles of Age-Friendly Design, we can create a home that is safe, functional, barrier-free and beautiful, to be lived in and loved well into the later years.

Do you or a loved one have a strong desire to continue to live independently as you age?

Age-Friendly Design can extend independent living for older adults by removing barriers and enhancing safety, creating a home that supports healthy aging – the home of a lifetime.

Is Parkinson’s, arthritis or other mobility issues making it increasingly difficult to move through your home?

Many people blame the aging process for problems they encounter with daily activities, when instead it is the design of the home itself that creates unnecessary disabilities. Age-Friendly Design can maximize function, safety and quality of life by adapting existing design to meet the changing ergonomic needs of the 50-plus.

Are you concerned about the safety of your aging parents as they continue to live in their home?

Even seemingly insignificant home features can have powerful and disabling effects: for a person recovering from surgery, taking multiple medications and in a weakened state, negotiating a walker over a doorsill can be tantamount to climbing Mt. Everest. Age-Friendly Design removes barriers and enhances safety for well-being and peace of mind–for both your parents and for you.

Is progressive dementia creating new problems for independent living and caregiving?

By identifying environmental triggers and risk factors, Age-Friendly Design can lessen home injuries and agitation while increasing safety, function, mobility and well-being for those with memory issues.

Are in-home falls becoming a worrisome pattern?

One out of four adults over the age of 65 fall each year. Over 800,000 patients are hospitalized yearly, mostly due to a head injury or hip fracture. However, the CDC states that a main way to prevent falls is by making the home safer. Age-Friendly Design means safe design — by identifying and removing risk factors throughout the home, the chance of falling is greatly reduced.

Are you experiencing caregiving difficulties due to physical barriers within the home?

Is there adequate room to safely transfer your care recipient? Do you need to remove a wall or enlarge a doorway? Age-Friendly Design addresses the well-being of both the caregiver and the recipient, creating a home that is safe and comfortable for all.