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The accessible home : designing for all ages and abilities

Author: D Pierce
Publisher: Newtown, CT : The Taunton Press, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Millions of baby boomers are approaching the golden years. While it's a marker worth celebrating, it can also be a reminder of uncertain times ahead. How will I manage? Can I stay in my home? The Accessible Home goes beyond ramps and grab-bars to help aging boomers, or those faced with disabilities, accomplish home accessibility on a deeper level. With a focus on closing the gap between home and homeowner,
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D Pierce
ISBN: 9781600854910 1600854915
OCLC Number: 785068824
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 234 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: What is an accessible home? --
Approach and arrival --
Building connections --
Living and dining --
Preparing and cooking meals --
Personal hygiene and care --
Dressing and sleeping --
Utility spaces --
Outdoor places --
Historic homes --
Single-level living --
Multistory and accessible --
Vacation homes --
Child-centered homes --
Homes for extended families --
Aging in place --
Afterword : making it happen!
Responsibility: Deborah Pierce.

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