Universal Design

Bringing Home an Elderly Parent

Which changes will you have to make to your home to safely accommodate an elderly parent who has come to live with you?

With the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the elderly, we are learning that some of your parents are coming home to live with youat least temporarily. Which changes will you have to make to your home to [...]

Making the Decision to Age in Place in This Home or Move

There will come a time when youll need to consider aging in place in your current home or moving for health and wellness reasons.

A desire among many seniors is to age in place. According to the Senior Resource Guide, the term means,

that you will be remaining in your own home for the later years of your life; not moving into a smaller home, assisted living, or a retirement community, [...]

What is Aging In Place and Why Should I Care?

Aging is a fact that Baby Boomers cannot avoid, so take serious consideration on how well your home will age with you.

How well would your current home age with you? If you were ever to have an accident or illness and lose some mobility, would you still be able to navigate your home easily? Kathy Sperl-Bell of Active Adults Realty in [...]

What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit and How Can They be a Benefit to Boomers?

Having an Accessory Dwelling Unit can be a great option for Boomers who wish to Age in Place

An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is legally part of the same property as the main home and cannot be bought or sold separately. You may know them as granny flats, in-law suites, laneway houses, backyard cottages, basement apartments or even tiny [...]

Universal Design doesn't have to scream "Old People Live Here!"

Five years ago, the White House Conference on Aging was held, as were state conferences and mini-conferences that were sponsored by various organizations like the National Association of Home Builders and AARP. This only happens every 10 years and the focus of this decades conference was on [...]

Will your new home in Delaware age as well as you will?

Every home purchase today usually involves a Home Inspection. Before going to settlement, its a good idea to make sure that the home is in good operating condition and that it will stay that way for a reasonable period of [...]

Thinking new construction? Don't be dazzled by decorating...

Whats better than a new car, new clothes or new shoes? A shiny, brand spanking new house! Not just any new house, but a new house in a brand new community with all kinds of awesome amenities and special features! But beware: Its easy to be so dazzled by the decorating that the important questions never get [...]

Boomer Sandwich

Remember the Dagwood? According to Wikipedia, the Dagwood Sandwich is a tall, multi-layered sandwich made up of a wide variety of meats, cheeses, and condiments. It was named after Dagwood Bumstead, a character in the comic strip Blondie. Dagwood is a good name for the Boomer Sandwich - its multi-layered and I bet no two people make it [...]