Designing for an aging population

October 1, 2014

In the next 25 years, the number of adults 65 years and older will double, according to data from the CDC. So how are architects and developers preparing for this?


Freshome shares some ideas on how homes could be built to accommodate the elderly, who will make up 20 percent of the population in the coming decades. These ideas include stair-free homes to aid mobility, tearing down walls for a more open floor plan, and working with lighting designers to help aid elderly homeowners' vision problems.


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