1. Good points on the need to change our approach to housing. Keep in mind though that most older persons are healthy and want the same features in a home that others do. Let's not lower all the counters so that the next older person has to have them raised again. You're talking about homes for persons with disabilities. Second, please avoid using the word tsunami. It's inaccurate – how about aging tide? – and it's an insult to equate the achievement of long life to the devastation Japan went through. J. James Cotter, PhD, Department of Gerontology, Virginia Commonwealth University

  2. I help seniors down-size and move.
    Grab bars and ramps are a good first step; but the kitchen is a challenge. Many stoves now come with front controls (good for us all, who wants to reach over a hot element to change the setting).
    There are cabinets and shelves that can be moved with a touch of a button. Ideal for short people and those that physically cannot reach the upper shelves.
    There are solutions; but they take some research.

  3. I completely agree that bathrooms and kitchens are the two main areas of a house that need special consideration. This is because these are the places where we cook, we prepare our dishes and take a bath. Like for example, in the kitchen, there are so many waste when we cook; hence, it has to be clean and appropriate. As a handyman, I know how important the model, layout of these rooms are.