Senior Housing’s Next Big Competition: Your Backyard

The senior housing industry has long said its biggest competition is Americans aging in place in their own homes. But now, another trend may be creating more competition in the same vein. “In-law units” — technically called accessory-dwelling units (ADUs) — are becoming a draw for aging parents and in-laws, or “boomerang parents,” writes The […]

Del Webb Introduces Solar Powered Homes in Fla. Community

Del Webb, a division of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) recently announced an agreement with clean energy provider SolarCity (NASDAQ:SCTY) to install solar systems in homes in two Del Webb communities for a limited time.  Homes in Del Webb Orlando and Del Webb Stone Creek, both Florida active adult communities, will include a pre-installed 2 kilowatt solar […]

Design Trends in Senior Living Facilities That Lead to Safer, Longer Stays

Aging in place isn’t just for seniors who live in private residences—it’s for individuals in senior living communities, as well. From architects to contractors to providers, there’s consensus that there are many features to include that can keep a senior feeling safe and confident in their current environment. “With the continuum of care—from independent living […]

What’s Cooking in the Design Kitchen: A Recipe for Aging in Place

Whether a senior is living at home or in an assisted or independent living apartment, it’s important to ensure the ability to age in place, especially in important, high-traffic areas such as kitchens. There are many design features that some architects are beginning to implement in kitchens that fall under “Universal Design,” which Manny Gonzalez, […]